Name: Nachman ben Jacob
Alternate Name: Rabbi Nachman
Born: 235
Died: 324
Biography: A Babylonian Amora, he was one of the disciples of Samuel. He was a haughty and ostentatious person, which was frowned on by his colleagues. He was a great scholar and became principal of the academy at Nahardea. He was a leading authority on civil law with a reputation for stern, even harsh, treatment of his slaves.