EPHRAIM SAFRA (= "the Scribe" or "Teacher"):

Palestinian scholar of the third century; disciple of Simeon b. Laḳish, in whose name he reports a civil law (B. M. 119a). The same report appears elsewhere (Yer. B. M. x. 12c) without the reporter's cognomen and without any indication of his relation to Simeon. Rabbinowicz ("Diḳduḳe Soferim" to B. M. l.c.) cites versions of the same report, reading Ephraim MaḲsha'ah. If this be adopted, the order of author and reporter must be changed.

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