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Kahana b. Taḥlifa, is a Jewish Talmudist who lived in Babylonia, known as an amora of the third century CE. He is mentioned only twice in the Babylonian Talmud; viz., in Men. 66b, where he refutes R. Kahana, and in 'Er. 8b, where he quotes a sentence of R. Kahana b. Minyomi, who seems to have been his teacher.

Kahana b. Taḥlifa apparently emigrated to Palestine, perhaps in company with R. Zera; for Yer. 'Ab. Zarah ii.9 mentions him together with Zera and with Hanan b. Bo. This is not certain, however; for the passage reads: "R. Zera, Kahana b. Taḥlifa, and Hanan b. Bo," which may be rendered also "R. Zera Kahana" ("the priest"), since Zera was a priest (Yer. Ber. iii. 5). On this assumption Bar Taḥlifa can not be identical with Kahana b. Taḥlifa.


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSolomon Schechter and Jacob Zallel Lauterbach (1901–1906). "Kahana B. Tahlifa". In Singer, Isidore; et al. (eds.). The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.