Anan, Ben-Shophet a Jewish rabbin, lived about A.D. 260 or 270. Mordecai, in his work upon the Karaites, quoted by Wolf, says that Anan lived about A.M. 3980 (A.D. 220). He wrote Seder Elijahu Rabba, and Seder Elijahu Zuta (printed by Daniello Zanetti,Venice, 1598). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.