Belonging to the era of the Amoraim (sing. Amora – אמורא). The Amoraim are the rabbis who formulated and transmitted the Gemara, or commentary on the Mishnah known collectively as Talmud, in the 3rd through 5th centuries CE. Amoraim lived in both Eretz Yisrael and Bavel (Babylonia, which is how Jews referred to Sassanian Persia and later Abbasid Iraq). Just as there were seven generations of Tannaim (the rabbis who preceded the Amoraim and composed the Mishnah), there were seven generations of Amoraim.