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RABBAH BAR NAHMANI (c. 270-0. 330)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 767 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RABBAH BAR NAHMANI (c. 270-0. 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 Graetz, History of the Jews (Eng. trans.), vol. ii. ch. xxi. ; Bacher, Agada der Baby l. Amoraer, 97–101. (I. A.)
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