Name: Simon ben Lakish
Alternate Name: Resh Lakish
Born: 200
Died: 275
Lived In: Palestine
Biography: An outstanding Palestinian Amora of his generation, he spent most of his years in Sepphoris and Tiberias where he studied under, or worked with, his brother-in-law, Jonathan ben Nappaha. He was widely known as much for his brut strength, which legend says came from his time as a gladiator for Roman entertainment, as for his scholarship and integrity.