Ashi (Rabbana)

(c. 335–427)
   Babylonian amora. Ashi was head of the Sura academy. With the help of a group of leading scholars, he compiled and edited in thirty years the major part of the Babylonian Talmud. Politically this was a peaceful period for the Babylonian Jews and Ashi, a wealthy man, was on good terms with the Persian authorities.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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