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Amora

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

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'(Hebrew for "speaker" or "discourser"), a title applied to the rabbis of the 2nd to 5th centuries, i.e. to the compilers of the Talmud. Each tana - or rabbi of the earlier period - had a spokesman, who repeated to large audiences the discourses of the tana. But the 'amora soon ceased to be a mere repeater, and developed into an original expounder of scripture and tradition.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Amora'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​bri/​a/amora.html. 1910.
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