Yadua the Babylonian

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Yadua the Babylonian (Hebrew: ידוע הבבלי‎‎, translit: Yadua HaBavli) was a 2nd-century tanna of the fifth generation. He was born in Babylonia but subsequently moved to Syria Palæstina, becoming the pupil of Rabbi Meir,[1][2] a prominent rabbi[3] and student of the Acher (Elisha ben Avuyah), one of the leading tannaim who became a heretic.[4]

  • Yadua the Babylonian said in the name of Rabbi Meir: "If [two dogs came] from one direction they do not count as an unavoidable accident, but if [they came] from two directions they count as an unavoidable accident." (Mishnah Baba Metziah 7:9)


  1. ^ Raphael Halperin (1985). Aṭlas ʻets-ḥayim. Heḳdesh Ruaḥ Yaʻaḳov. p. 203. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Nachman Zevi Getzow (1878). על נהרות בבל. בדפוס מ. לוינסקי. p. 105. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  3. ^ http://cojs.org/cojswiki/The_Tannaitic_Academies
  4. ^ http://www.torah.org/learning/rabbis-notebook/5765/vayera.html#