sabora

sabora

[suh-bawr-uh, -bohr-uh]
noun, plural saboraim [sah-baw-rah-im, -boh-] . (often initial capital letter) Judaism.
one of a group of Jewish scholars, active in the rabbinical academies of Babylonia during the 6th century a.d., whose editing of the work of the Babylonian amoraim constituted the final stage in the preparation of the Babylonian Gemara.
Compare amora, tanna.


Origin:
< Aramaic sābhōrā scholar, thinker, derivative of səbhār to think

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sabora

any of a group of 6th-century-AD Jewish scholars who determined the final internal form of the Babylonian Talmud (Talmud Bavli), a collection of authoritative interpretations and explanations of Jewish oral laws and religious customs. Some experts feel that certain (perhaps many) of the critical textual remarks now found in the Talmud represent the work of savoraim, though early manuscripts are lacking to confirm this opinion

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