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Shammai (50 BCE – 30 CE, Hebrew: שַׁמַּאי, Šammaʾy) was a Jewish scholar of the 1st century, and an important figure in Judaism's core work of rabbinic literature, the Mishnah. Shammai was the most eminent contemporary of Hillel. His teachings mostly agree with those of Hillel, except on three issues. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shammai has received more than 152,991 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Shammai is the 1,090th most popular writer (down from 1,082nd in 2019).

Shammai was a Jewish scholar who lived in the first century CE. He is most famous for his debate with Hillel over the interpretation of a passage in the Bible.

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Among writers, Shammai ranks 1,090 out of 5,794Before him are John Grisham, Donna Leon, Tivadar Soros, Juan Antonio Villacañas, Sergey Mikhalkov, and Edogawa Ranpo. After him are Valerie Solanas, B. H. Liddell Hart, Aron Nimzowitsch, Lobsang Rampa, Dylan Thomas, and Christine Nöstlinger.

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Among people born in 50 BC, Shammai ranks 6Before him are Tibullus, Propertius, Wang Zhaojun, Nicodemus, and Marcus Manilius. After him are Valerius Gratus, Philip II Philoromaeus, Liu Xin, Namhae of Silla, Publius Vatinius, and Archelaus of Cappadocia. Among people deceased in 30, Shammai ranks 3Before him are Judas Iscariot and Penitent thief.

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