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The talmud Bavli was compiled and edited in Iraq while Jews were under the rulership of the Sasanian empire. There are (unfortunately) ample examples of the Bavli being censored by Christians I would like to know if there are any known examples of censorship in the Bavli by either the Sasanian rulership or the Zoroastrian priests who held sway at that time.

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    If they did, they missed quite a few places: Romans are better than Persians, Hurmiz pisses on Ahurmiz – b a Jul 26 at 13:33
  • This seems like a hard thing to know. – Dr. Shmuel Jul 26 at 13:38
  • What manuscript from before the time of the Persians would you compare it to? – Double AA Jul 26 at 13:40
  • One of Prof. Elman’s, OBM, oft-noted teachings is that the Babylonian Jews were intellectually safe, in contrast to Jews under Roman rule which understandably gave rise to The Church. It was (primarily?) the Christians who were highly sensitive to conflicting religious expression. This would explain the (complete?) lack of censorship by any other religious body than the Christians. – Oliver Jul 26 at 13:41

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