Babylonian amora of the fourth century. In his youth he was a pupil of R. Ḥisda (Shab. 82a), in whose name he transmits various halakic and haggadic sayings (Ber. 26b; Shab. 81a; 'Er. 83a; Ta'an. 13a; Ḳid. 81b; Ber. 8a, 59a). He succeeded Rab Dimi as head of the school in Pumbedita. He died, according to Abraham ibn Daud, in 387; according to Sherira Gaon, in 395.

  • Abraham ibn Daud, Sefer ha-Kabbalah, in Neubauer, M. J. C. i. 59;
  • Sherira Gaon, ib. i. 32;
  • Heilprin, Seder ha-Dorot, ii. 314;
  • Weiss, Dor, iii. 207;
  • Halevy, Dorot ha-Rishonim, iii. 85-89.
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