Nahman bar Jacob
- (fl. 3rd-4th cent)Babylonian amora. He was born in Nehardea, and married into the family of the exilarch. When Nehardea was destroyed by the Palmyrenes in 259, he went to Shekanzib, but after it was rebuilt he returned to Nehardea, where he taught and served as a dayyan. The Talmud contains may of his halakhic and aggadic statements.
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