Rabbi Ilai II

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For 2nd century, and the third Generation Tanna sage with a similar name, see: Rabbi Ilai I. For the fourth Generation Tanna sage, with a similar name, see R. Judah ben Ilai.

Rabbi Ilai (Hebrew: רבי אלעאי‎, or אלעא [1] - La/ la'i,[2] or אילא [1] - I'la;[2] others: Rabbi Ilai II,[2] or Alternative Hebrew spelling: רבי עילאי [2]) was an Amora of the Land of Israel, of the third generation of the Amora sages era, living at the end of the 3rd century and the beginning of the 4th. He was a disciple of R. Yochanan bar Nafcha and R. Shimon ben Lakish. Among his disciples, one can find the leading figures of the Amora fourth generation, such as Rav Jonah, Rav Zera, Ravin and more.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c אלעאי. Jewish Encyclopedia Daat (in Hebrew). Herzog College.
  2. ^ a b c d e Rabbi Il'ai (II) - רבי עילאי, sages of the talmud