Rav Huna

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For the Tanna sage of the 5th generation, see Huna Kamma.
For the Amora sage of the 3d generation, see Raba bar Rav Huna.
For the Amora sage of the 5th generation, see Huna b. Joshua.
For the Amora sage of the 6th generation, see Huna b. Nathan.


Rav Huna (Hebrew: רב הונא), a Kohen, was a Jewish Talmudist who lived in Babylonia, known as an amora of the second generation and head of the Academy of Sura; He was born about 216, died in 296-297 (608 of the Seleucidan era)).Sherira Gaon, in Neubauer, "M. J. C." i. 30 or in 290 according to Abraham ibn Daud ("Sefer ha-Kabbalah," in Neubauer, l.c. p. 58)

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He lived in a town, with Tekrit. He was the principal pupil of Rav, under whom he acquired so much learning that one of Rava's three wishes was to possess Rav Huna's wisdom. The esteem in which he was held was so great that, though not of a priestly family, he read from the Torah on Shabbat and holy days the first passage, which is usually read...
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