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Does טבע ever appear in Talmudic literature, such that it could mean "nature" in this context? Yes. The Gemara Megillah 14b states: אמרה לו: עדיין שאול קיים, ולא יצא טבעך בעולם "She said to him, your teva has not yet issued forth from the world". This could easily be interpreted to mean nature. (And indeed, it is).[1] The alternative is that it ...

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