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Nathan (2)

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Nathan of Babylon, Rabbi: (2century CE) Mishnaic sage, student of Rabbi Ishmael and Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus. He left a privileged life in Babylon to study Torah in Israel, where he was eventually appointed as the head of the Sanhedrin.

Nathan the Prophet: (a) Prophesied during the times of Kings David and Solomon, in the 9th century BCE. Famous for his rebuke of David after the Batsheba debacle as well as ensuring that Solomon would be named as David's successor. Took part in the writing of the Book of Samuel. (b) A common Jewish name.

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Entry for 'Nathan (2)'. Chabad Knowledge Base. 2012.

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