> due to location of Jerusalem Talmud and communication issues the Jerusalem Talmud failed to become widespread/
> much of the Jerusalem Talmud was lost for many centuries, therefore there is less overall content- giving it less authority.
> one area in the Babylonian Talmud regards agricultural laws. The vast majority of the seder of zeraim (seeds) is not relevant to those living outside the land of Israel. The Jerusalem Talmud contains laws that the Babylonian Talmud does not contain.
> persecution of the Jewish community present in palestine, meant that the Jerusalem Talmud was not able to be edited thoroughly giving it less authority.
> Jerusalem Talmud closed in 350CE. However, Babylonian Talmud not closed until 600CE giving an extra 250 years, for discussion and editing.
> Babylonian Talmud more discussed gaining more authority.
> extra editing of the Babylonian Talmud allowed a consistent nomedature to be developed.
> means a consistent system of names and terms used in a particular field of study or community. e.g. in schools there is a naming convention for subjects such as 9WZ/JS3 in JFS.
> would be difficult to understand Talmud without nomendature, due to editing the Babylonian Talmud so that nomendature was developed.
> Jerusalem Talmud lacked this due to lack of editing.
> Babylonian Talmud therefore more accessible therefore giving it more authority.
> location affected development and content.
> palestine was an agricultural society outisde trade routes from west to east. Communication with the wider world was not easy.
> Jerusalem Talmud was not easy as it was not circulated throughout Jewish communities outside the land of Israel.
> Babylon was in the middle of trade routes and communication with other communities was easy.
> Babylonian Talmud spread through North Africa and Europe getting widespread acceptance and authority.