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Judah ha-Nasi

(c. 135—220)


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(135–c. 220)

Patriarch of Judaea. He is best remembered for organizing the compilation of the Mishnah, the first comprehensive statement of Jewish religious law. He won the favour of Roman emperors, forged closer links with the Jews of the diaspora, and worked to raise the status of the Hebrew language.

Subjects: Religion — World History.


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