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JUDAH IV.:

Patriarch; son of Gamaliel V. and grandson of Hillel II. Beyond his name and the fact that he officiated during the last two decades of the fourth century, nothing is known of him. He is probably identical with the "Judah Nesi'ah" who addressed a question on Ruth iii. 7 to the haggadist Phinehas b. Ḥama (Ruth R. v.; Bacher, "Ag. Pal. Amor." iii. 312). With his son Gamaliel VI. the patriarchate of Hillel's descendants ceased in Palestine.

Bibliography:
  • Grätz, Gesch. 2d ed., iv. 384, 484.
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