ELISEUS or ELISSEUS (Ελισσαῖος):
By: Richard Gottheil
Learned Jew at the court of Murad I. at Brusa and Adrianople during the second half of the fourteenth century. After a time he lost favor with the sultan, and was disgraced and exiled. He is identified by Franz Delitzsch with the author of the "Græcus Venetus" (see
- Delitzsch, in preface to Grœcus Venetus, ed. Gebhardt, Leipsic, 1875;
- Swete, Introduction to the Septuagint, p. 56;
- P. F. Frankl, in Monatsschrift, xxiv. 424, suggests that the author was a Christian.