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ZUṬRA, MAR, I.:

Exilarch from 401 to 409. He was the successor of Mar Kahana and a contemporary of R. Ashi, whose enactments he had to follow in spite of his exalted position. He was obliged to leave Nehardea and take up his residence in Sura, where he held an annual reception at the opening of the harvest season for the delegates of all Babylonian communities, the receptions being called "rigli" (). In addition Mar Zuṭra received various other delegations at Sura. Nothing further is known about his career.

Bibliography:
  • Grätz, Gesch. iv. 351, note 3;
  • Neubauer, Anecdota, i. 32-33;
  • Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, i. 167a.
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