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Bostanai ben Chaninai

Bostanai ben Chaninai (bôsˈtänĪ bĕn khänēnĪˈ) [key], c.618–670, first Jewish exilarch (i.e., ruler of the Jewish exiles in Babylonia) under Arab rule. He is the subject of many legends. His name is also spelled Bustanai ben Haninai. Anan ben David is said to have been among his descendants.

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