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Rabbah Jose

Rabbinical Eras

Rabbah Jose [1](Hebrew: רבה יוסי‎, read as Rava Yossi; Also cited as רב יוסף,[2] English: R. Joseph;[2] or רב יוסי,[3] English:  ; or רבה יוסף,[3] English:  ; other: See hereinafter) is accounted one of the last Amora sages of Babylon (eighth generation), and the Headman to the first Savora sages generation. He headed the Pumbedita Academy from the year 476 AD (ד'רל"ו; Hebrew calendar) until he died in 514 AD (ד'רע"ד; Hebrew calendar). He participated in the last stage of the completion process of the arrangement of the Babylon Talmud, under Ravina II, and under him, the Savora arrangement of the Talmud had started. He was a disciple of Rabbah Tosafa'ah.

Alternative names

Rabbah Jose is cited under many alternative names, so much so that it is unclear what was his original name, and sometimes even a dispute among the scholars, weather all the alternative names that are cited in different classic texts actually refer to the same Talmudist sage or not.

Additional Alternative names

  • Abba Jose [4] (אבא יוסי [4])
  • רבה בר יוסף [3]
  • רבי יוסי
  • R. Assi [5] (רבי אסי [5])
  • Rabbah [6] (רבה [6])
  • R. Joseph of Be-Hatim [7](רב יוסף מבי חתים [7]); or Rabbah Joseph of Be-Hatim [7](רבה יוסף מבי חתים[7])


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