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BENJAMIN B. IHI (or MINYAMIN):

A Babylonian scholar of the second and third amoraic generations (third century); brother of Abbahu b. Ihi, the disciple of Samuel. Both brothers, while intensely exclusive and diffident, so that they would have no dealings with Gentiles (Meg. 28a), werevery considerate toward their servants. One of the brothers arranged that they should receive one dish from their master's table; the other would have them partake of every dish. Legend states that the latter brother was therefore deemed worthy of receiving visits from the prophet Elijah (Ket. 61a).

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