Adani, David ben Amram

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ADANI, DAVID BEN AMRAM

ADANI, DAVID BEN AMRAM (13th or 14th century), Yemenite rabbi and scholar. An ancient source calls him "David b. Amram, the nagid from the city of Aden." It is not clear whether the title referred to David or his father. *Nagid, however, was a title borne by the leader of the Jewish community of Aden from the 12th century. Adani was a renowned scribe whose copies of the Pentateuch were much sought after because of their exactness. He is the compiler of the *Midrashha-Gadol.

bibliography:

hb, 20 (1880), 135 ff.; Steinschneider, Arab Lit, no. 205, n. 2.

[Yehuda Ratzaby]