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ELIJAH RABBENU (BEN JUDAH TISHBI):

Karaite scholar; died about 1584. He wrote in 1579 at Constantinople a work called "Pe'er" (="Perush Eliyahu Rabbenu"), a super-commentary on the first part of Aaron ben Joseph's Biblical commentary "Ha-Mibḥar." Moses of Zurudi, Elijah's son-in-law, revised this work in 1585. One copy is found in Leyden (No. 54) and another in Oxford (Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 2352).

Bibliography:
  • Pinsker, Liḳḳuṭe Ḳadmoniyyot, p. 199;
  • Gottlober, Biḳḳoret le-Toledot ha-Ḳara'im, p. 156;
  • Steinschneider, Jewish Literature, p. 121;
  • idem, Hebr. Bibl. xi. 9.
K. M. Sel.
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