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ABBA BAR PAPPAI (or PAPA):

A Palestinian amora, of the fourth century who died 375. As the second link in the transmission by tradition ofLevi's haggadic sayings, he is generally mentioned together with Joshua of Siknin, who was the first link (Yer. Ber. iv. 7b; Yer. Bik. ii. 64c; Yer. Yoma, iv. 41b). He addressed halakic questions to Jose and Mani the son of Jonah, who in turn placed halakic problems before him (Yer. Shab. iii. 5d).

Bibliography:
  • Bacher, Ag. Pal. Amor. iii. 650, 651;
  • Frankel, Mebo, p. 58a.
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