DANIEL BEN SAADIA HA-BABLI (or Daniel the Babylonian):(Redirected from DANIEL IBN AL-ANISHATA.)
Talmudic scholar; lived at Damascus in the thirteenth century. He was a pupil of Samuel b. Ali Halevi, the anti-Maimonist. After Maimonides' death he undertook a campaign against the latter's works, which, however, he conducted in a more temperate and judicial spirit than was shown by his master. His criticisms took the form of questions (forty-seven on the "Mishneh Torah" and thirteen on the "Book of Precepts"), which he sent to Abraham, the son of Maimonides. The partizans of Maimonides urged the excommunication of Daniel, but Abraham contented himself with writing a controversial work (
- Abraham Maimuni, Milḥamot, pp. 11, 12;
- Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, i. 262;
- Neubauer, Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS. No. 628;
- Steinschneider, Jewish Literature, p. 91.