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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

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