Rav Yakob 'Zakai' ben Mar Sutra II, 5th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias

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Rav Yakob 'Zakai' ben Mar Sutra II, 5th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias

Nicknames: "Gaon of Sura"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tiberias, Israel
Death: Died in Ramla, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Mar Sutra II bar Guriya, 4th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias and (No Name)
Husband of 2nd Wife of Rav Yakob and Shushannah HaYafa
Father of Shemaiyah Nasi ben Yaakov and Haninai "Magis/Majus" ben Mar Sutra II, 7th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias

Occupation: Rosh Golah of Judah, rabbi
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About Rav Yakob 'Zakai' ben Mar Sutra II, 5th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias

Little is known, however we do know that Yakob is the son of Sa'adyah (Mar Sutra II). He has two (2) sons

1) Shlomo ben Zakai (Migas) and

2) Shemaiyah --------------------

מר זוטרא השלישי

About Rav Yakob 'Zakai' ben Mar Sutra II, 5th Exilarch & Gaon of Tiberias (עברית)

צאצאי מר זוטרא השלישי

בספר "סדר עולם זוטא" מסופר שמר זוטרא, לאחר עלייתו לארץ, ישב בראש ועד החכמים שבארץ ישראל, ה"סנהדרין". הוא וצאצאיו, במשך שבעה דורות, ישבו בראש ועד החכמים. שמותיהם: מר זוטרא, רב גוריא, מר זוטרא (הרביעי), רב יעקב, רב מיגס, רב נחמיה ורב אבדימי.

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