Avin the Carpenter
AVIN THE CARPENTER
AVIN THE CARPENTER , man of outstanding piety in Babylon in the third century c.e.R. *Huna said to him that as a reward for his piety, two great men would emerge from his home. This prophecy was fulfilled in the person of his sons, the two amoraim R. *Idi b. Avin and R. *Ḥiyya b. Avin (Shab. 23b). In the printed text of the Talmud he is given the title Rav but this is omitted in some manuscripts, thus suggesting that he was not a scholar.
Hyman, Toledot, 96–97; Rabinovitz, Dik Sof, 7 (1875), 44.
[Yitzhak Dov Gilat]