It should be clear then that just as the amoraic
arguments produce different versions of tannaitic statements (Brava and Bnachman), so the arguments of rishonim necessarily constitute different versions of amoraim.
This usage, as well as other instances of amoraic
application of the term, deviates slightly from the earlier uses of "Father in Heaven.
period, or the age of the Amoraim, extended from approximately 220 C.
1-6, concludes that the Tosefta was compiled in the Amoraic
era, and summarizes the differences between Chanoch Albeck, who considered the Tosefta a much later composition than the Mishnah, and others who consider it closer in time to the Mishnah.
She also looks at the exegetical material in this Targum in light of relationships with rabbinic texts, particularly from the Tannaitic and Amoraic
For Halivni, Judaism after the Shoah is as dynamic as all Judaisms in the Tannaitic and most of the Amoraic
Were Fairs in Tannaitic and Amoraic
Palestine Artificial and Redundant?
In order to assess properly the importance of Targum Onkelos as a translation, it is important to note that the interpretations of Torah, first by the soferim, then by the Pharisees and, finally, by the tannaitic and amoraic
sages, proliferated enormously between the fifth century BCE and the fifth century CE.
The notion of fornication bringing about general disaster also appears in amoraic
Rav Nahman seems to have been more knowledgeable of the technical terminology than the later Amoraic
(or Stammaic) readers of his statement, who fashioned the overall layout of the Sugya.
In contrast to the "scribal pen," see Martin Jaffee's richly suggestive essay on the primacy of orality in rabbinic teaching, in which he argues that, at least in the Amoraic
academies of the Galilee, the major means of transmitting tradition was through the master-disciple relationship, in which the Sage became the "unmediated source and embodiment of Torah.
Starting with Lieberman's comments, the commentary takes in the Amoraic
discussion in both the Palestinian and Babylonian Talmuds and questions whether this is of help in understanding what R.
11) He also reconstructs a detailed series of developments in Tannaitic, Amoraic
, and post-Amoraic
argumentation and literary form.
editors also funneled a large quantity of material into PT that was not related to any concrete interpretation of the mishnah.
But this idea undoubtedly gains precision and force in the Amoraic
period, when it is linked to renewed speculation about the navel of the earth.