Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

There are forty-five passages in the Bavli in which a halakhic tradition is ascribed to an anonymous group of sages using the term, the Nehardeans say. In some studies it is fond that these traditions stem from pre-talmudic Babylonian halakhic tradition, or from local traditions in Nehardea which existed at the beginning of talmudic period, namely during the period of Samuel. This chapter examines the talmudic material that has been used as a basis for these claims, and analyzes the interpretive and halakhic methodology reflected in the Nehardeans say traditions. It demonstrates that Nehardeans say traditions frequently add on to the applicability of a previously stated halakhah, based on a shared opinion, in this case that burial is allowed on second day of a festival and on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. The chapter begins with Funk's claim, concerning the dating of the Nehardeans say to the tannaitic period.

Keywords:Bavli; halakhic tradition; Nehardea; Rosh Hashanah; Samuel; Solomon Funk; talmudic period



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Legal Methodology of Late Nehardean Sages in Sasanian Babylonia — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation