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Rabbah Bar Nahmani

RABBAH BAR NAHMANI (c. 27O-c. 330), a Babylonian rabbi or amora (q.v.). He was for twenty-two years head of the Academy at Pumbeditha. His great dialectic skill acquired for him the epithet " uprooter of mountains." The Talmud owes much to this rabbi. He is said to have perished in a jungle into which he had fled from the officers of the Persian king.

See Gractz, History of the Jews (Eng. trans.), vol. ii. ch. xxi. ; Bacher, Agada der Babyl. Amorder, 97-101. (I. A.)

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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