Hillel is a Hebrew name of several prominent historical men and modern organizations.
People named "Hillel"
* Hillel was the father of Abdon, a minor character in the
Book of Judges.
* "Hellel ben Shakhar" is mentioned in means "son of dawn", a poetic epithet of the king of
Babylon; see Lucifer.
Hillel the Elder, also "Hillel the Babylonian" (end of first century BCE to beginning of first century CE). This Hillel is considered the greatest sage of the Second Temple period.
Hillel II(330 – 365 CE) The son of Judah III, grandson of Gamliel IV. "Nasi" of the Jewish community of his day.
Hillel, son of Gamaliel III(third century CE) This Hillel was the son of Gamliel III, grandson of Judah ha-Nasi, and younger brother of Judah Nesiah. His sayings are recorded in the Talmud, but he is usually only referred to as "Hillel"; this ambiguity has led to confusion over whether these statements were made by him or by Hillel the Elder.
Hillel ben Eliakim(12th century CE), Rabbi and talmudic scholar in Greece. He is sometimes cited as "Hillel of Greece" or "Hillel of Romania".
Hillel ben Samuel(c. 1220 – c. 1295 CE), Rabbi, physician, and philosopher who lived in some cities of Italyand died in Forlì
Hillel ben Naphtali Zevi(1615 – 1690), Lithuanian rabbi.
Judah Loen Landau, (1866 – 1942). Wrote under the pseudonym of " Hillel ben Shakhar". European born and educated South African rabbi, playwright, poet.
Yehoshua Bar-Hillel, (1915 – 1975), was a 20th century machine translationresearcher.
Hillel Slovak, original guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Shlomo Hillel, former Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset
Organizations named "Hillel"
* is a non-denominational Jewish college organization.
Hillel Day School, a private Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Michigan
* The etymology of the word "Hallel"
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