Joseph bar Hama

For the fourth generation Amora sage of Babylon, with a similar name, see: Raba b. Joseph b. Hama ("Rava") (his son).

Joseph b. Hama (or Yosef b. Hama; Hebrew: רב יוסף בר חמא, read as Rav Yosef bar Hama) was a Jewish Amora sage of Babylon, of the third generation of the Amora era.[1] He was a disciple of R. Sheshet.[2] However, The Talmud also cites statements that he delivered on the authority of Rav Nachman bar Yaakov.[3]

He had a son of the name of Rava (Raba b. Joseph b. Hama), who became one of the most prominent Amora sages and the head of the academy of Pumbedita, in Mahuza of Babylonia.


  1. B. Talmud, Tractate Gittin, 14a
  2. In various references in the Talmud he delivers statements on his authority (i.e. B. Talmud, Tractate Hullin, 56b; Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Taanit, ch. 1:6)
  3. B. Talmud, Tractate Gittin, 43b

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