Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Nun
|רבי יהושע בן נון|
|Joshua ben Nun|
|A student of the Arizal and first to release the Kitvay Ari.|
Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Nun was a student of the Arizal while he lived in Safed, a friend of Rabbi Chaim Vital and the first to make the hidden manuscripts of the Ari available to the public. He was most likely named after the great Jewish leader Yehoshua Bin Nun.
 Releasing Kitvay Ari
Before passing away Rabbi Yitzchok Luria warned his student Rabbi Chaim Vital to keep his teachings hidden even from his former students. Rabbi Chaim Vital guarded his notes of the Ari's Kabblah vigorously and did not let anyone see them. Around 1587, Rabbi Chaim Vital fell very ill while he was in Tzfat. Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Nun asked his brother, Moshe Vital to let him borrow some of the manuscripts and the latter lent him 600 pages from the Kitvay Ari.
 Kever Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Nun
Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Nun is buried in the ancient cemetery of Tzfat in the graves on the top left of Kever Rabbi Yehoshua ben Chananya, right near one of the two proposed locations of Kever Hayinukah.