Zohar (Vayikra 10a) quotes a sefer by R. Hamnunab [Hanunah] Sabah, a sage of Second Beit HaMikdash times. Thing is, I can't pin-point the lifespan. Can someone help me with this? Toda.

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    kotar.cet.ac.il/KotarApp/Index/… says here that he lived in Sachnin. And in Hebrew Wikipedia it says that he may have lived even before the Tannaim.
    – Harel13
    May 20, 2020 at 22:35
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    @Harel13 how does that make any sense? sefaria.org/Sukkah.42a.6
    – Heshy
    May 20, 2020 at 23:42
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    @Heshy, I'm no expert, which why I said what I said in the name of the sources. However, if you enter רב המנונא in Heb. Wiki. You'll find that there were several individuals with that name. Some googling showed me that there were apparently two individuals with the name Rav Hamnuna Saba. To the best of my limited knowledge, what I wrote is attributed to the first and he's the one that appears in the Zohar.
    – Harel13
    May 21, 2020 at 3:47
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    @Harel13 thanks for pointing that out, that they're were two R. Hammuna Saba's.
    – Rivka
    May 21, 2020 at 3:59
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    Do we know there are two R Hamnuna Sabbas if not for the Zohar? Or is the existence of a second earlier one a postulate just to explain how the Zohar could really have been written by a Tanna? Because the alternative is there's really only one Hamnuna Sabba the famous Amora and at least those parts of the Zohar are from later than Rashbi. This would explain why you Rivka couldn't find any biographical details about this alleged person.
    – Double AA
    May 22, 2020 at 0:33


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