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amora

Lit. (Aramaic) "spokesman." Scholars active during the period from the completion of the Mishnah (c. 200 C.E.) until the completion of the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds (end of the fourth and fifth centuries respectively), who were active primarily in the interpretation of the Mishnah. In the chain of tradition they follow the tanna'im and precede the savora'im.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "amora." (Viewed on September 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/glossary/amora>.

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