The Basics of Judaism: G-d & Torah: The Authorship of the Talmud:
Who wrote the Talmud?
The two Talmuds (Palestinian and Babylonian) both contain discussions
of the Mishnah, by Rabbis who lived after 200 C.E. (when the Mishnah
was compiled). The material in the Babylonian Talmud covers about a
300-year period, but the material in the Palestinian Talmud covers
only about 150 years because the academies in Palestine were forced to
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