Jeremiah (II)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
For the first-generation Amora sage of the Land of Israel, see Jeremiah (I).
For the fourth-generation Amora sage of the Land of Israel, see Jeremiah (III) (Also known as Jeremiah ben Abba)
For the second-generation and 3rd-century Amora sage of Babylon, see Jeremiah b. Abba.

R. Jeremiah (II) (Hebrew: (רבי ירמיה (השני)) was a third-generation Amora sage of the Land of Israel and Babylon. In his early days he was the pupil of Yochanan bar Nafcha. Later he moved to Babylon which was a center for Yeshiva academies at the time, and where his pupils, Rav Huna and Rav Nachman were located.[1] R. Jeremiah was the eldest of R. Yochanan bar Nafcha's pupils, and thus he said to R. Abbahu that there is a need to prefer his and R. Abin and R. Measha's opinion over the opinions of R. Abbahu and the rest of the young pupils.[2]


  1. ^ Babylon Talmud, Tractate Gittin 39b
  2. ^ Babylon Talmud, Tractate Bava Batra, 142b