Palestinian scholar of the fourth amoraic generation (fourth century); nephew of R. Hoshaiah, junior of Ze'era I., and contemporary of Jose II. (Yer. Ta'an. i. 64a, where hisname is erroneously given as "Ḥanaiah"). Once he is represented as opposing "the rabbis of Cæsarea" in halakic controversy (Yer. Shab. i. 3a). He is also mentioned as having consulted Abba b. Zabda (Yer. Meg. iii. 74d); but the text here is so mutilated as to lose its reliability for chronological purposes (see Frankel, "Mebo," p. 88b).