A significant number of people are called Rabbi Avin (Rabbi Abin, or even Rabin) throughout both the Talmud Bavli and the Yerushalmi. In halakhic settings it is often in reference to the amora of the second generation. Depending on the contemporaries mentioned in narrative examples, Rabbi Avin may refer then to a third generation amora in Palestine. Yet another amora of the later fifth and sixth generations is also documented and quoted by such sages as Abaye and Rava.
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