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I remember learning that Savoraim added certain parts to the Talmud- ex: the beginning of Kiddushin (2a-3a) & parts of Bava Metzia.
(feel free to add additional examples)

Any idea why they specifically chose to author specific parts in specific Masechtas?

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    Are you asking specifically why traditional sources only identify specific areas of Savoraic authorship/editorship? Because various academic scholars do in fact assert that large portions of the Talmud are actually Savoraic. – Alex Mar 25 at 4:53
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    @Alex oh interesting- happen to have a link to a place that lists all the parts of the Talmud that are Savoraic? – alicht Mar 25 at 4:58
  • No, but you may want to see the "Impact" and "Controversy" sections here for a very brief introduction to this approach. – Alex Mar 25 at 5:00
  • I suspect, that the Rishonim (generation) were those who included the Svoraim into the Gemmarah. This is how our book redaction works. Same is true for the Mishnah. The Gemmarah presents a slightly different version of the Mishnayot than the Mishnah itself. – Al Berko Mar 25 at 16:23

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