Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hillel the Younger

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HILLEL THE YOUNGER, called Nasi, or prince of the captivity, presided over the Jewish Church in the 3d and 4th centuries, and distinguished himself by his great astronomical learning, reforming the Jewish calendar, regulating the period of the equinoxes, etc. Hillel was also one of the doctors to whom is ascribed that portion of the Talmud called “Gemara.”