Onias’ Son Hananyah and High Priest Heritage

Reader question: Do we know which of Onias IV’s sons took on the High Priest position after their father? In reading your book ‘From Text to Tradition’ it struck me as to where is their place in history, life and who and where did they disappear?

Answer: We do know that this Temple lasted until about the time of the Great Revolt, according to War VII, 10, 4 it lasted for 343 years.   As far as I know there is no information anywhere with which to answer your question.  It would be great to know more.  All the known information is in the article on “Leontopolis” in the Jewish Encyclopedia, which is available online.

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