Rav Assi (Hebrew: רב אסי), a Kohen, was a Jewish Amora sage of Babylon, of the first generation of the Amora era. He originated from Hutzal, that was located nearby Nehardea of Babylonia. He was a "Fellow Student" of R. Abba Arika ("Rav") and a teacher of R. Judah ben Ezekiel.
Rav Assi was a colleague of R. Abba Arika, Samuel and Rav Kahana I. The Babylon Talmud recorded Rav Assi disagreeing with R. Abba Arika many times. According to the Talmud, Abba Arika ("Rav") and Samuel would honor Rav Assi by not entering into a Brit milah event before Rav Assi does
Rav Assi should not be confused with the Amora sage of the land of Israel, Rabbi Assi, who was of the third generation of the Amora era, and is recorded many times both in the babylon and the Jerusalem Talmud.
Rav Assi's death
According the babylon Talmud, Rav Assi died shortly after Abba Arika ("Rav") died.
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