Rabbah b. Shela
Rabbah b. Shela (or Rabbah b. Shila or R. Abba b. Shila or Rabbah son of R. Shila  or simply Rabbah) was a fourth generation Amora sage of Babylon, and a pupil of Rav Chisda. Among his teachers, in addition to Rav Chisda, were R. Mattena, and R. Hamnuna the Elder. He served as a Dayan.
It is storied that he once met Elijah and had asked him:
"What is the Holy One, blessed be He, doing?
and Elijah answered:
Then Rabbah asked him:
"But why? R. Meir [is like a man who] found a pomegranate; he ate [the fruit] within it, and the peel he threw away!"
and so Elijah answered:
"Now He [the Holy One] says: Meir my son says..."
- RABBAH B. SHELA, jewishencyclopedia.com; Article
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