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AZANḲOṬ (), SAADIA B. LEVI:

Orientalist of Morocco; lived in Holland in the first half of the seventeenth century. He was teacher of Jewish literature to Hottinger. There exists a versified paraphrase of Esther by him, which was printed under the title "Iggeret ha-Purim," Amsterdam, 1647. The Bodleian Library has two manuscripts bearing his name: one containing a transcription of Maimonides' "Dalalat al-Ḥaïrin" in Arabic characters, which Azanḳoṭ made for Golius; the other manuscript containing the Hebrew translationof the "Lamiat al-Ayam" of Ḥusain b. Ali, appended to a printed copy of the same.

Bibliography:
  • Neubauer, Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS. Nos. 1240 and 1438;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2227.
G. H. Hir.
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