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"The Nehardeans Say"

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There are many questions concerning the dating of Rav Hama that have not been clarified by scholars. The core problem is that scholars have not even been certain how many sages bore the name R. Hama during the talmudic period. Close examination of the Bavli's terminology and its portrayal of the hierarchical relationships between Babylonian amoraim serve as a great aid towards clarifying these matters. This chapter examines several questions concerning the chronology of other amoraim who lived during the early Babylonian amoraic period. The chapter begins with the question: how many sages named R. Hama were active in Babylonia during fourth century C.E.? The existence of two sages by the name of R. Hama active in the fourth century is based on only one source, found on b. Sanhedrin 46b.

Keywords:b. Sanhedrin 46b; Babylonian amoraim; Bavli; Rav Hama; sages; talmudic period



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