Jacob b. Idi

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R. Jacob b. Idi [1](or Rabbi Ya'akov b. Idi[1] or Jacob ben Idi or Jacob bar Idi or Ya'akov bar Idi; Hebrew: רבי יעקב בר אידי) was a second generation Amora sage of the Land of Israel, and one of the most prominent sages of his generation. He was the pupil of Joshua ben Levi, and resided at Tyre, a city that was situated on a mountain in the Land of Israel.[2] The prominent sages Rav Nachman and Rav Zeira saw him in a special way, and whenever there were doubts concerning his studies they would send off a messenger to ask him about it,[2] and he would refer to him as "Master".[3] He is cited a lot along with R. Samuel ben Nahman.[4]


  1. ^ a b Rabbi Ya'akov b. Idi | רבי יעקב בר אידי, sages of the talmud | חכמי התלמוד
  2. ^ a b Babylon Talmud, Tractate Erubin, 80a; Babylon Talmud, Tractate Bezah, 25b
  3. ^ Babylon Talmud, Tractate Hullin, 5b
  4. ^ i.e. Babylon Talmud, Tractate Berakhot, 62b, and Tractate Hullin, 98a