R. Shezbi (or R. Shezbi; Hebrew: רב שיזבי) was a second generation Amora sage of Babylon, and a pupil of Rav Chisda. He was known to be a "Great Man" ("Gadol Ba-Torah)", an erudite Torah scholar sage, and when he used to state biblical exegesis that were hard to understand, Rava would warn not underestimate his words and to carefully review them, for they were uttered by a "Great Man".
In the Babylonian Talmud  it is storied that Rav Chisda was accustomed to pass the house of Rav Shizbi's father (according to another version: his father-in-law), and seeing the observamce of Shabbat candles, he stated: "a great men will issue hence" (since it is stated that "He who habitually practises [the lighting of] the lamp will possess scholarly sons"), and indeed he had Rav Shizbi.
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