Avdimi of Haifa

Tomb of Avdimi of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Avdimi of Haifa (Hebrew: אבדימי דמן חיפה, translit: Avdimi d'min Haifa; in the Jerusalem Talmud: אבדומה ד'חיפה, translit: Avduma d'Haifa; hebraized form of Ancient Greek: Εὔδημος, Eudēmos[1]) was among the greatest of the amoraim of Eretz Israel[2] who flourished during the 3rd and 4th centuries.

He was a student of Levi ben Sisi and Resh Lakish and his pupils included Rabbi Abbahu, Rav Zeira and Rabbi Helbo.[2]

His traditional burial place lies in the ancient Jewish cemetery in Haifa, on Yaffa Street. Travelers and pilgrims from the Middle Ages noted his grave site.


  1. Michael Katz and Gershon Schwartz, Searching for Meaning in Midrash, Philadelphia: JPS, 2002, p. 3
  2. 1 2 Toldos Tannaim ve-Amoraim Archived October 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Vol 1., pg.91-92.
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