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codification

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — International Law.

A historical social process whereby the conventions of a particular code (e.g. for a genre) become widely established (Guiraud). See also emergent code.

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Gaon

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(Heb., ‘pride’, Nahum 2. 3; pl. geʾonim).

Honorific title of the heads of the Jewish academies of Sura and Pumbedita. Between the 6th and 11th cents. ce, the geonim were ...

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Halakhot Gedolot

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A compilation of legal decisions from the geonic period. This ninth-century work is attributed by reliable authorities, including the last ge’onim (see Ga’on), to R. Shimʿon Qayyara’, of...

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Halakhot Pesuqot

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Halakhic work from the geonic period. It was attributed to Yehuda’i ben Naḥman Ga’on, but this attribution is problematic. Written in a mixture of Hebrew and Aramaic, it was ...

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Halakhot Qetsuvot

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An anonymous medieval halakhic code written in Hebrew, erroneously attributed to Yehuda’i ben Naḥman Ga’on. It is topically arranged and treats selected subjects (largely related to the...

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Pirqoi Ben Baboi

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(fl. c.800 ce), Babylonian scholar who described himself as a disciple of Rabba’ bar Naḥmani (or Rava’) and Yehuda’i ben Naḥman Ga’on. He is known only as the author of ...

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Pumbedita

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Centre of Jewish learning, 2nd–4th cents. CE. The academy at Pumbedita and the academy at Sura were together the centres of Jewish scholarship in Babylon.

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Sura

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Site of one of the Babylonian Jewish academies. Sura was an important centre of Torah study. It was established by Rav in 219 ce. It was known as the ‘yeshivah ...

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