Rabbi Yehudah, surnamed the Holy, the editor of the Mishnah, is
the personage here and elsewhere spoken of as the Rabbi by pre
eminence. He was an intimate friend of the Roman Emperor
One thing obtained with difficulty is far better than a hundred things
procured with ease.
_Avoth d'Rab. Nathan_, ch. 3.
In the name of Rav, Rabbi Yehoshua bar Abba says, "Whoso buys a scroll
of the law in the market seizes possession of another's meritorious act;
but if he himself copies out a scroll of the law, Scripture considers
him as if he had himself received it direct from Mount Sinai." "Nay,"
adds Rav Yehudah, in the name of Rav, "even if he has amended one letter
in it, Scripture considers him as if he had written it out entirely."
THE TALMUD, _Menachoth_, fol. 30, col. 1.