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Rabbi Yehoshua Joshua Ben Hananiah

The Rabbi and Halley's Comet

Mario Livio | Posted 05.20.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Rabbi Yehoshua (Joshua) Ben Hananiah (c. 35&endash;117 CE) was a leading Jewish scholar and a member of the Academy in Yavneh. But what does a Jewish Rabbi from the first century have to do with Halley's Comet?