By Aharon Oppenheimer
The Jews of historical Babylonia left their mark at the heritage at the Jewish humans greater than these of the other nation within the Diaspora. in the course of the Sassanian interval Babylonia progressively outmoded Eretz Israel because the major Jewish centre. The Babylonian Talmud tested the lifestyle not just of the Jews of Babylonia within the interval within which it was once produced; greater than the other paintings it formed the whole Jewish humans, its considering, its lifestyle, its dating with the realm round, its legislation and ideas throughout the ages.A accomplished remedy proposing "western" proof including that of talmudic literature, hoewever, has previously been unavailable. the combo might help to advertise a greater knowing of the combined tradition involved. The research provides a handy complitaion of fabric that is greatly scattered.
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Didjla," p. 970. Hartmann wonders whether the Fam as-Silh canal is Apamea on the Sellas or whether Fam is a popular abbreviation of Famiya near Wasit, and refers to Herzfeld (Memnon 1 : 140). See Source 6 and the remarks in n. 10 above. 1 There does not seem to be any proof that the Famiya mentioned in Arabic sources is the lower city as Sehaeder believes, and information on "Nabateans" in Famiya is no proof. The transition from Apamea to Fam does not seem likely either. It should be remembered that Fam Furat Badaqla was in the Hira area, and not as Sehaeder spe culated (see Noldeke, ZDMG26 : 97).
56 — Babylon to the inhabitants of Babylon was written ( ? ) . On the 12th of Tishri they led out the inhabitants o f Babylon to Seleucia. In the same month the ruler of Akkad assigned [to] the royal house the arable lands which in the 32nd year had been granted by the king's decision for subsistence o f the Babylonians, Bor[sippans], and Cutheans, the cattle and the sheep, all that the inhabitants of Babylon [had in the open country] and in the cities b y the decision o f the preceding king.
Al-Hasan az-Zubaidl (d. 989; see GAL, vol. 1, pp. 100, 132). The title of the parallel entry in Bakri is "'Ain as-Silh" (under "Silh"). Apparently '"Ain" here is just the '"Ain" in the title of the book quoted, that is, Kitab al-'ain or its abridgement Muhtasar al-'ain. v. " The fact that there was a canal called Nahr Maisan 17 1 2 18 1 8 20 1 — 35 — Apamea the talmudic description of the southeastern border o f Babylonia for genealog ical purposes reaching on the Tigris up to the two Apameas, and of one Apa mea distinguishable from the other b y its Mesenean speech, is authentic also in regard to the Mesene.
Babylonia Judaica in the Talmudic Period by Aharon Oppenheimer