Elijah Chelebi Ha-Kohen of Anatolia
ELIJAH CHELEBI HA-KOHEN OF ANATOLIA
ELIJAH CHELEBI HA-KOHEN OF ANATOLIA (probably 15th century), liturgical poet. Five religious poems by him are printed in the Maḥzor Romania and in the collection of devotional poems Shirim u-Zemirot ve-Tishbaḥot (Constantinople, 1545). Menahem Tamar in the introduction to his own Azharot (Ms. Leyden 34) claims to have seen a collection of poems by Elijah. He is also mentioned in the collection of poems by Joshua Benveniste (written in 1635).
Dukes, Poesie, 141 (read Chelebi for Bilibi); Zunz, Lit Poesie, 519; Fuenn, in: Ha-Karmel, 1 (1871/72), 507; Margoliouth, Cat, 3 (1965), 251, no. 930 viii; Markon, in: Devir, 1 (1923), 249; Davidson, Oẓar, 4 (1933), 363.
[Jefim (Hayyim) Schirmann]