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Joseph bar Ḥama
Hebrew Name(s): יוסף בר חמא

Period: Amoraim — 4th Century
Location: Babylonia
Dates: c. 250–330

Joseph bar Ḥama was a Babylonian Amora. He was a disciple of R. Sheshet. The Talmud cites statements he delivered on the word of Rav Naḥman bar Yaakov.
Joseph b Ḥama was the father of Raba ben Joseph ben Ḥama (Abba ben Joseph ben Ḥama) who studied and taught at the academy at Pumbedita, and later established an academy at Mahuza.


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