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REḤUMAI II.:

Babylonian amora of the seventh generation; pupil of Rabina I., for whom he expounded a saying of Huna b. Taḥlifa (Zeb. 77a). After Rafram II., Reḥumai II. was the head of the Academy of Pumbedita from 443 to 456, dying during the persecutions of the Jews under Yezdegerd II. (Sherira, in Neubauer, "M. J. C." i. 34, where it is said that he was frequently called Naḥumai; Grätz, "Gesch." iv. 371; Halevy, "Dorot ha-Rishonim," iii. 12-13).

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