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Samuel Poznanski, Ph.D.

Rabbi, Warsaw, Poland, Russia.

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DANIEL BEN MOSES AL-ḲUMISI – One of the most prominent Karaite scholars of the earlier period; flourished atthe end of the ninth or at the beginning of the tenth century; a native of Damagan, the capital of the Persian province of Ḳumis, in Tabaristan, as...
DAVID (ABU SULAIMAN) AL-ḲUMISI – Karaite teacher of the tenth century, of whom little is known. As his name indicates, he was a native of the Persian province of Ḳumis. He died in Jerusalem in the year of the Hegira 334 (= 945 C.E.). His Biblical commentaries,...
ḤABIB, MOSES B. SHEM-ṬOB IBN – Hebrew grammarian, poet, translator, and philosopher of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Being a native of Lisbon, he called himself "Sefardi"; but he left his native country long before the expulsion of the Jews. He lived...
ḤASAN BEN MASHIAḤ – Karaite teacher of the ninth or tenth century. According to Sahl ben Maẓliaḥ (see Pinsker, "Liḳḳuṭe Ḳadmoniyyot," p. 37), Ḥasan publicly disputed with Saadia, and after Saadia's death wrote against him. In opposition to this,...
ISAAC (ABU JACOB) BAR BAHLUL – Karaite scholar; lived at the end of the eleventh, or at the beginning of the twelfth, century. Two decisions of his have been preserved by Hadassi. The first of these ("Eshkol ha-Kofer," alphabet 197) refers to the eating of...
ISHMAEL OF AKBARA – Founder of the Jewish sect of Akbarites; flourished in the time of the calif Al-Mu'taṣim (833-841). He was a native of Akbara, in Irak, ten parasangs from Bagdad. He is reputed to have been very vain, and is said to have...
JABALI, ABU AL-ṬAYYIB AL- – Karaite scholar of the tenth century. His full name is said to have been Samuel ben Asher ben Manṣur. The surname "al-Jabali" indicates that he came from the province of Jabal, in the neighborhood of Hamadan. According to Ibn...
JACOB B. REUBEN – Karaite Bible exegete of the eleventh century. He wrote a brief Hebrew commentary on the entire Bible, which he entitled "Sefer ha-'Osher," because, as he says in the introduction, the reader will find therein sufficient...