Has anyone put together a list of Tannaim and Amoraim with analysis from their opinions in each place that they are cited to try to build an overall picture of what their approach to Torah is/what their guiding principles are? I would find it useful when learning Mishna/Gemara to look them up and see what they are saying in the context of their overall approach.

eg. The kind of analysis that is in this question and this one, but not just for Hillel and Shammai, and probably summarised more briefly

  • I would also like to see this. I will note that the Koren Noe edition Talmud has side bars for many of the personalities that come up in the Gemara. Many (all?) of them are also found on sefaria, when you see that a Tanna or Amora's name is a link, click it for a short bio
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Dec 26, 2023 at 12:14
  • @RabbiKaii it gives a bio, but I was thinking more along the lines of a brief summary of their hashkafa to put their opinion into context Dec 26, 2023 at 15:30
  • Some people have, but it's a controversial approach.
    – N.T.
    Dec 27, 2023 at 7:53
  • @N.T. why? Any sources? Dec 27, 2023 at 14:35
  • People feel it diminishes the true complexity and genius of the Ammoraim to simplify everything to a few basic ideas.
    – N.T.
    Dec 28, 2023 at 8:10


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