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JOSE OF MAON:

Popular preacher of the beginning of the third century; delivered his addresses in a synagogue at Tiberias which bore the name of the locality—"Maon" , whence probably his surname ( = "of Maon"). He is said to have been aggressive in his speeches and to have been no respecter of persons; he attacked even the house of the patriarch (Yer. Sanh. ii.; Gen. R. lxxx. 1). See Judah II.

Bibliography:
  • Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, ii. 221;
  • Frankel, Mebo, p. 101b;
  • Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. ii. 114, note 5; iii. 595 et seq.
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