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SHEKANẒIB ():

Small town near Nehardea, in Persia, perhaps identical with Al-Zib on the Tigris, and possibly with ('Er. 64a, MS. reading). According to M. Ḳ. 28b, its women were noted for the beautiful songs of mourning which they sang at burials. Rabbi Judah ha-Nasi refused to allow his children to live there because it was a town of mockers (Pes. 112b); but Rab Naḥman married a woman of Shekanẓib (Yeb. 37b). Sherira Gaon states in his letter (in Neubauer, "M. J. C." i. 29) that Rabba bar Abuha fled to that town when Papa ben Naẓar captured Nehardea.

Bibliography:
  • Levy, Neuhebr. Wörterb. iv. 554;
  • Neubauer, G. T. p. 363.
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