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Saboraeans
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[German version]

(from Hebrew śābar, 'consider', 'verify', 'reason'). Term for those Jewish Talmud scholars of the 6th/7th cents. AD who carried out the final editing of the Babylonian Talmud (Rabbinical literature) and copiously amplified it with more extensive chapters. The Saboraeans followed the Tannaites (late 1st - early 3rd cents. AD) and the Amoraim (3rd-5th cents. AD).

Bibliography

G. Stemberger, Einleitung in Talmud und Midrasch, 81992, 205-207.

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Ego, Beate (Osnabrück), “Saboraeans”, 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 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1026690>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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