Rabbi, Deceased Person
0175 – 0247
Who was Abba Arika?
Abba Arikka was a Jewish Talmudist who lived in Sassanid Babylonia, known as an amora of the 3rd century who established at Sura the systematic study of the rabbinic traditions, which, using the Mishnah as text, led to the compilation of the Talmud. With him began the long period of ascendancy of the great academies of Babylonia, around the year 220. He is commonly known simply as Rav.
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