Samuel of Nehardea

Babylonian rabbi (c.165-c.254)

Samuel of Nehardea (c. 165257), known as Mar Samuel, was a Babylonian rabbi and astronomer often mentioned in the Talmud.


  • I am as familiar with the paths of heaven as with the streets of Nehardea, with the exception of the comet, about which I am ignorant.
    • Talmud, Berachot 58b

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