Hillel

Hillel is a Hebrew name of several prominent historical men and modern organizations.

People named "Hillel"

Biblical

* Hillel was the father of Abdon, a minor character in the Book of Judges.
* "Hellel ben Shakhar" is mentioned in means "son of dawn", a poetic epithet of the king of Babylon; see Lucifer.

Talmudic

* Hillel the Elder, also "Hillel the Babylonian" (end of first century BCE to beginning of first century CE). This Hillel is considered the greatest sage of the Second Temple period.
* Hillel II (330 – 365 CE) The son of Judah III, grandson of Gamliel IV. "Nasi" of the Jewish community of his day.
* Hillel, son of Gamaliel III (third century CE) This Hillel was the son of Gamliel III, grandson of Judah ha-Nasi, and younger brother of Judah Nesiah. His sayings are recorded in the Talmud, but he is usually only referred to as "Hillel"; this ambiguity has led to confusion over whether these statements were made by him or by Hillel the Elder.

Medieval

* Hillel ben Eliakim (12th century CE), Rabbi and talmudic scholar in Greece. He is sometimes cited as "Hillel of Greece" or "Hillel of Romania".
* Hillel ben Samuel (c. 1220 – c. 1295 CE), Rabbi, physician, and philosopher who lived in some cities of Italy and died in Forlì
* Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi (1615 – 1690), Lithuanian rabbi.

Modern

* Judah Loen Landau, (1866 – 1942). Wrote under the pseudonym of "Hillel ben Shakhar". European born and educated South African rabbi, playwright, poet.
* Yehoshua Bar-Hillel, (1915 – 1975), was a 20th century machine translation researcher.
* Hillel Slovak, original guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
* Shlomo Hillel, former Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset

Organizations named "Hillel"

* is a non-denominational Jewish college organization.
* Hillel Day School, a private Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Michigan

See also

* The etymology of the word "Hallel"


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