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BEḲIIN (Hebrew ):

A small town in Palestine, between Jabneh and Lydda. It is mentioned as the seat of a Talmudical school founded by R. Joshua ben Hananiah during the reign of Gamaliel II. (Bab. Sanh. 32b; Yer. Ḥag. i. 75d; Tosef., Soṭah, vii. 9).

Bibliography:
  • Neubauer, La Géographie du Talmud, p. 81.
G. I. Br.
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