Nahum the Mede
NAHUM THE MEDE
NAHUM THE MEDE (fl. second half of the first century c.e.), tanna. Nahum lived in Jerusalem during the period of the destruction of the Temple (Naz. 5:4). According to the tanna*Nathan, he was one of the judges of civil law, known as dayyanei gezerot (Ket. 105a; Tosef., bb 9:1). Three of Nahum's teachings have been preserved in the Mishnah (Shab. 2:1; Naz. 5:4; bb 5:2), and several more in beraitot (Av. Zar. 7b; Tosef., bb 9:1).
Bacher, Tann, 1; Hyman, Toledot, s.v.
[David Joseph Bornstein]