Attribution, actors, and other indicators - the list
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b - #babylonia
p - #palestine
e - #early
2 - #2temple
z - #zugot
t - #tanna
a - #amora
U - unsure
The category indicates the region in which a given human (either the one to whom a tradition is attributed or the actor) lived throughout most of the time. If a given human travelled between the regions, both tags are used.
- #palestine – the human lived in Palestine.
- #babylonia – the human lived in Sassanian Empire.
The category indicates the broader historically contextualized social group to which the given human (either the one to whom a tradition is attributed or the actor) belongs. If a given human lived in the transitory period, both tags are used.
- #early – the human lived in the early post-biblical times.
- #2temple – the human lived in Second Temple Judea.
- #zugot – the human belonged to the pairs of sages living at the break of eras.
- #tanna – the human was a Tanna or lived in the Tannaitic times.
- #amora – the human was an Amora or lived in the Amoraic times.
Due to the limitations of the calculations performed in Excel and for the sake of clarity of presentation, two more categories describing the units were added to the database:
- attribution locale and group – the category aggregates the locale and group tags of all the characters to whom the traditions in a given unit are attributed;
- actor locale and group – the category aggregates the locale and group tags of all the characters appearing as actors in a given unit.
The category indicates a biblical literary character being the protagonist of the narrative. If it speaks about the exact actors, the specific character from the biblical list is provided – otherwise the unit is not annotated in this category.
Other indicatorsPetrified technical phrases deployed by the BT.
- Albeck Chanoch, Mavo leTalmud, Bavli veYerushalmi, Tel Aviv: Dvir 1969.
- Bader Gershom, Solomon Katz, The Jewish Spiritual Heroes: The Lives and Works of the Rabbinical Teachers from the Beginning of the Great Synagogue to the Final Completion of the Talmud: Seven Centuries of Jewish thought (3 Vols), New York Pardes 1940.
- Frieman,Shulamis, Who's Who in the Talmud, Jerusalem: Aronson 2000.