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)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hananel ben Houshiel — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hananel (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • YEMEN — YEMEN, country in S.W. corner of the Arabian Peninsula; capital, Sanʿa. The Land and the People The southern part of the Arabian Peninsula is called al Yaman (the south), after which the country is named in the West. In pre Islamic times there… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Midrash HaGadol — Rabbinic Literature Talmudic literature Mishnah • Tosefta Jerusalem Talmud • Babylonian Talmud Minor tractates Halakhic Midrash Mekhilta de Rabbi Yishmael (Exodus) Mekhilta de Rabbi Shimon (Exodus) Sifra (Leviticus) Sifre (Numbers Deuteronomy)… …   Wikipedia

  • Midrash ha-Gadol — or The Great Midrash (Hebrew: מדרש הגדול) is an anonymous late (14th century) compilation of aggadic midrashim on the Pentateuch taken from the two Talmuds and earlier Midrashim. In addition, it borrows quotations from the Targums and Kabbalistic …   Wikipedia

  • Yemenite Jews — Infobox Ethnic group group = Yemenite Jews population = c.400,000 region1 = flagcountry|Israel pop1 = 360,000 + region2 = flagcountry|USA pop2 = c. 30,000 + region3 = flagcountry|Yemen pop3 = 260 languages = Hebrew, Arabic, Yemenite Hebrew… …   Wikipedia

  • NAGID — (Heb. נָגִיד, pl. נְגִידִים; Ar. raʾīs al yahūd), the head of the Jewish community in Islamic countries (except under   abbasid rule where Jewry was led by the exilarchs ). In the Middle Ages, beginning with the tenth century, there were negidim… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • History of the Jews in Aden — The Jews of Aden are those Jews who were born in, or whose recent ancestors lived, in Aden , on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula, bordering in Hadramaut akin to Biblical Chatzar Mavet. Aden is a sea port on the Red Sea, previously… …   Wikipedia

  • MIDRASH HA-GADOL — (Heb. מִדְרַשׁ הַגָּדוֹל), a 13th century rabbinic work on the Pentateuch, emanating from Yemen and consisting mainly of excerpts of older rabbinic texts of the talmudic period. The Midrash is anonymous, but it is now certain that it was written… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nissim Gaon —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Nessim Gaon ni Nissim Gerondi. Pour les articles homonymes, voir Nissim et Gaon (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Samuel ibn Nagrela — …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.