Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Daf Yomi Gittin 39;42;

Two interesting (to me, at least) points I mentioned while learning through Rif on daf Yomi.

1) From yesterday's post at my Rif blog:
{Gittin 39b}
א"ר זירא א"ר אסי א"ר חנינא אמר רבי עבד שנשא אשה בת חורין בפני רבו יצא לחירות
ולא עוד אלא שכופין את רבו וכותב לו שטר שחרור
Rabbi Zera cited Rabbi Assi who cited Rabbi Chanina who cited Rabbi: A slave who married a free woman in the presence of his master {Gittin 40a} goes out to freedom.
But our gemara has a different order, and a different identification of one of the Amoraim:
Rabbi Zera cited Rabbi Chanina who cited Rav Ashi who cited Rabbi.
On our version, Soncino notes in footnote 20:
The mention of R. Ashi in this connection is very strange.
And indeed, this is so, for Rabbi Zera is earlier than Rav Ashi, and would we really place him one step before Rabbi, the Tanna? With the Rif's girsa, the train of tradition becomes much better.

Also, from Rif on Gittin 42b (to be posted two days from now):
דגרסינן בפ' כירה דילמא ה"מ במתני' אבל בברייתא לא
וכבר ביררנו זה הענין בקידושין:
For we learn in perek Kirah, "perhaps these words are for Mishnayot, but not for braytot." And we have already elucidated this matter in Kiddushin.
The implication of וכבר ביררנו is that Rif has Gittin after Kiddushin. This would follow the order of Yerushalmi rather than the order in Bavli.

Update: I was wrong. I spoke too soon. It looks like Yerushalmi also has Gittin before Kiddushin.

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