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The gemarah in Gittin, 57a, details a story of "bar d'roma" who performs miraculous feats in defending the Jews before meeting his demise by being disemboweled by a snake (similar to the end of Bar Kosba in Yerushalmi ta'anis 4:5). I cannot find a source that identifies this nameless individual with the more famous Bar Kochva but the parallels seem striking. Is there an authority who puts the two together?

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The question doesn't seem to match its title, unless there's information you know that you're not sharing with the rest of us. In general, whatever information you know that led you to ask a question should be put into the question, so potential answerers know it, too. –  msh210 Feb 15 '12 at 21:19
fair point, I'll amend the question. –  none Feb 15 '12 at 21:32

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