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Bibil Identifier bibil:210004
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Rashi’s Historiographical Comments About Babylonian Amoraim
Title (Modern Hebrew, Long) לבחינת ההערות ההיסטוריוגרפיות של רש"י על אמוראי בבל בפירושו לתלמוד הבבלי
Author Cohen, Barak S.
Journal Jewish Studies, an Internet Journal (Volume: 6)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language Modern Hebrew
Pages 55-73 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In more than seventy different instances in his commentary on the Babylonian Talmud, Rashi introduces different chronological considerations regarding Babylonian Amoraim. In many of these cases Rashi’s interpretation contradicts the chronological information we have in Seder Tannaim ve-Amoraim and/or in Iggeret Rav Sherira Ga’on, or demonstrates some other difficulty or constraints.
This phenomenon raises doubt regarding the common assumption that claims that Rashi was familiar with Iggeret Rav Sherira Ga’on and used it on a regular basis as the main source for his chronological data. In addition to noting the phenomenon, we argue that Rashi based his chronological knowledge solely on the Talmud, and not on Iggeret Rav Sherira Ga’on (or Seder Tannaim ve-Amoraim). The analysis then shifts its attention to reexamining the main proof that researchers use as the basis of this common assumption.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages : Solomon ben Isaac (1042-1105)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Talmudic Period : Rabbinism : Amoraim
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