[Genealogy of the Exilarchs to David and Adam] : manuscript.

Avraham ben Tamim, al-Raḥbi.
[Orient, 12th century?]
1 fol. : lacking upper edge; folded widthwise into four parts (possibly in mail format); verso is blank.
Paper 15.8 X 18.4 cm black ink ruling method: lines increasingly cramped towards end columns: 1 lines: 24 (recto).
Zakai, ha-Naśi.
Genealogy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Judeo-Arabic Hebrew Oriental semi-square hand.
A genealogical list of Exilarchs from Zakai ben ʻAzariah to David and Adam. Zakai ben ʻAzariah is the brother of the better-known Daniel, the Gaon of the Erets Israeli Yeshivah between 1051 and 1062. The list starts with almost four lines of honorifics applied to Zakai, followed by 13 lines of Exilarchs and their biblical antecedents. The last eight lines, filling to the end of the page, is an explanation in Judeo-Arabic in the importance of recording the Davidic decent of the Exilarchs.
Forms part of: Cairo Genizah Collection.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Cited in:
Halper, no. 462
IMHM, no. F38400
Publications about:
Published by Mann, Sefer zikaron li-khevod ha-Dr. Shemuʾel Avraham Poznanski (625-682), Jerusalem, 1969, p. 19-20. See also Mosheh Gil, Erets Yisraʾel ba-teḳufah ha-Muslemit ha-rishonah (634-1099) / Moshe Gil. Tel Aviv : TelAviv University, 1982/1983, vol. 1, p. 584 no. 885, and compared to 9 other ms. lists of Exilarchs, Be-malkhut Yishmaʾel bi-teḳufat ha-geʹonim / Moshe Gil. Tel Aviv : Tel Aviv University, 1982/ 1997, vol. 1, p. 95.
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
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Cairo Genizah Collection
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