One of the early saboraim; died in 505, in the month of Nisan. In 'Er. 11a he is mentioned with his contemporary R. Jose; each of them gives a different explanation of an expression used by an earlier authority (Sherira, in Neubauer, "M. J. C." i. 34, 45; Halevy, "Dorot ha-Rishonim," iii. 13; Grätz, "Gesch." iv. 377).