By Aharon Oppenheimer
The Jews of old Babylonia left their mark at the background at the Jewish humans greater than these of the other kingdom within the Diaspora. through the Sassanian interval Babylonia progressively outdated Eretz Israel because the best Jewish centre. The Babylonian Talmud confirmed the way of living not just of the Jews of Babylonia within the interval within which it was once produced; greater than the other paintings it formed the whole Jewish humans, its considering, its lifestyle, its courting with the realm round, its legislation and ideas during the ages.A accomplished therapy featuring "western" proof including that of talmudic literature, hoewever, has previously been unavailable. the mix may also help to advertise a greater figuring out of the combined tradition involved. The learn offers a handy complitaion of fabric that's greatly scattered.
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Proposed Location Niqya, a village in the vicinity o f Anbar (see the entry on "Pumbadita") (C2 on the Tal. Bab. map). The source has •'jpaVim SnpX; the Venice printing has 3p3 7im SnpS. The Vatican 111 MS has m s m EH J (corrected interlinearly to Sn^J) and SBH'J m a n further on. a. The T. B. , p. 846) have: "JpiaVirn Snps IS '03B 'an ""3 Snni; Midrash haGadol to Deuteronomy, wa-ethanan 6:3. , p. 125) has: SnpS ? , p. 176) has: IS SDaa '333 nn •"pJsVim SnpS. " The Munich, London and Parma MSS have 0 a n B 3 ; the Munich B MS has n a a 'OSa; the Oxford MS has S03a "333; Aggadot ha-Talmud has "'Oaa 'aaa.
Hanan used to come from Antokya to Pumbadita to the pirqa of Rav Jo seph . ) ("Antokya" is a garble). 2 3 1 1 — 42 — Awana entries on "Mavrakta" and " B e Govar"). Obermeyer's proposal that Artivna was named after one o f the Parthian kings called Artabanus, o f the Arsacid 5 dynasty, seems reasonable. The variations in the name o f the place (see n. 2) suggest that the place may well have had a name such as Artabanya more closely resembling the king's. BERLINER, Beitrage ( 1 8 8 3 ) , p. 2 4 KOHUT, Arukh ha-Shalem ( 1 8 7 8 - 1 8 9 2 ) , vol.
Cit. (in n. 19), pp. 24-25, PI. 13; 23c, d; 31; 32; 33b, c; 34. , pp. 25-27; PI. 12; 24c; 27f. , pp. ; PI. 14. , pp. 31-32; PI. 15; 25. , p. ; PI. 24d; 25b, c. , pp. 3-22; PI. 2-1 l b . Layard, Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, pp. 509-526 (six complete bowls and fragments of others, with drawings, transcription and English translation). — 55 — Babylon Finally an important coin hoard of nine thousand pieces has recently come to light; 441 o f them have been published. The majority date from the period of the caliphs.
Babylonia Judaica in the Talmudic Period by Aharon Oppenheimer