Abba bar Abba

Abba bar Abba was an amora of the first generation in Babylonia, usually named after its famous son, the father of Samuel. He was, as all still known by name Amora, a scholar of Jewish scriptures and was praised by his contemporaries for his great piety, his benevolent attitude and his eagerness to learn.

He emigrated to Palestine, where he joined in relationship to the patriarch Judah I., with his student Levi bar Sisi he was a close friend. When Levi died, Abba held the dead speech and kept his friend in honorable memory.