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Hebrew Name(s): נחמן בר יעקב
Other Names: Naḥman bar Jacob, Nachman, Naḥman
Period: Amoraim — 4th Century
Dates: d. 320 CE
Rav Naḥman bar Yaakov was a Babylonian Talmudist, an Amora of the Third Generation. He was a pupil of Samuel of Nehardea and colleague of Sheshet. He was chief justice of the Jews who were subject to the exilarch (the political head of the Babylonian Jewish community) and also head of the school of Nehardea.
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