Elijah ben Aaron ben Moses

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ELIJAH BEN AARON BEN MOSES (also referred to as Ibn-'Abd-al-Wālī or ha-dayyan, "the judge"), Karaite author in Jerusalem; according to A. *Firkovich, he lived in the 15th century, and according to P.F. Fraenkel (see bibliography) in the 16th. He wrote the following works in Arabic: Shurūṭ al-Dhabaḥāt, on the laws of ritual slaughter; a key (fihrist) to Judah *Hadassi's Eshkol ha-Kofer; collectanea (manuscript in Jewish Theological Seminary, n.y., presumably the same as Sefer le-Eliyahu ha-Dayyan, referred to in S. Pinsker, Likkutei Kadmoniyyot (1860), 192 no. 14); and a commentary on the weekly portion Ha'azinu. He also composed Shevaḥ fı al-Torah, a prayer on opening the Ark.


Fraenkel, in: mgwj, 32 (1883), 400–15; Mann, Texts, index, s.v.Elijah Haddayan.

[Jakob Naphtali Hertz Simchoni]

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