[Avodah] miryam bat batus
Eli Turkel via Avodah
avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Sun Jul 26 22:02:59 PDT 2015
Thew gemara in Gittin tells the story of the rich lady miryam bat batus who
sent her sevant to buy food in the market, before the churban, each time
the food is already sold and she finally dies from dung on her foot.
OTOH the gemara in ketuvot says that miryam bat batus paid King Yanai a lot
of money to appoint her son yehoshua ben gamla as high priest
First the two stories are about 150 years apart. In addition Alexander
Jannai <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Jannaeus>was himself high
priest and unlikely to sell that position
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