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ELHANAN BEN SHEMARIAH:

Egyptian Talmudist; flourished in the tenth and eleventh centuries. He was the son of Shemariah b. Elhanan of Kairwan, who left Egypt some time after his son Elhanan, who remained behind, had reached maturity. He wrote many responsa, which he addressed to Hai Gaon, and he corresponded with Jacob b. Nissim of Kairwan.

Bibliography:
  • A. Harkavy, Zikkaron la-Rishonim, iv. 2, 342, 350, 351, 367, Berlin, 1878;
  • Neubauer, in J. Q. R. vi. 222-224.
K. M. Sel.
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