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Amoraim
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The term Amoraim (from Hebr. amar, ‘to say, comment’) describes in the traditional periodization those rabbinic teachers who worked both in Palestine and Babylon in the period from the finalization of the Mishna (c. AD 200) to the time when the Babylonian Talmud was essentially completed, except for a few final revisions (c. AD 500). They commented on the interpretations of the early  Tannaites, who have more authority in tradition.

Bibliography

G. Stemberger, Einleitung in Talmud und Midrasch, 81992.

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Ego, Beate (Osnabrück), “Amoraim”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e118320>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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