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Rabbah bar Naḥmānī

Rabbah bar Naḥmānī (c.270–330 CE). Babylonian Jewish amora. Rabbah was head of the Pumbedita academy for twenty-two years during its time of greatest influence. Because of his skill in argument, he was known as Oker Harim, ‘uprooter of mountains’. His death was described as ‘being summoned to the heavenly academy’, thenceforth a synonym for the death of a learned person.

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