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in Babylonia, known as an Amora of the first generation; son of Abba bar Abba and head of the Yeshiva (Talmudic Academies in Babylonia) at Nehardea. He was a teacher of halakha, judge, physician, and astronomer. He was born about 165 at Nehardea, in Babylonia and died there about 257. As in the case of many other great men, a number of legendary stories are connected with his birth (comp. ''Halakot Gedolot,'' Giṭṭin (Gittin), end; Tos. Ḳid. s.v. ). In Talmudic

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