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ḤAYYIM, ELIJAH IBN:

Rabbi of Constantinople, perhaps the immediate successor of Elijah. Mizraḥi; born about 1532; died in the beginning of the seventeenth century. In his responsa the date 1562 is mentioned; another responsum is dated 1601, and it appears from the preface that he was more than seventy years old at his death. Ibn Ḥayyim is the author of several works, although the following only have been preserved: Responsa, part one, under the title , and novellæ to Ketubot (both printed at Constantinople, n.d.); Responsa, part two, included with the "Mayim 'Amuḳḳim" (Venice, 1645); "Imre Shefer," homilies on the Pentateuch (Venice, 1629; 2d ed. Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1712). His only son, Michael, who died at the age of twenty, was noted as a scholar, and contributed to the last-named work of his father.

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