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ARYEH LOEB HA-LEVI – See Loeb ha-Levi of Brody.
ARYEH LOEB HA-LEVI HORWITZ – See Horwitz, Aryeh Loeb.
ARYEH LOEB LIPSCHITZ – See Lipschitz, Aryeh Loeb.
ARYEH LOEB BEN MEYER – See Löb Aryeh ben Meïr.
ARYEH LOEB MOKIAḤ – See Loeb MokiaḦ.
ARYEH LOEB BEN MORDECAI HA-LEVI – See Epstein Loeb ben Mordecai.
ARYEH LOEB B. MOSES – See Loeb ben Moses ha-Kohen.
ARYEH LOEB OF POLNOI – See Loeb of Polnoi.
ARYEH LOEB B. SAMUEL ẒEBI HIRZ – See Loeb ben Samuel Ẓebi Hirz.
ARYEH LOEB BEN SAUL – Polish rabbi; born in Cracow about 1690; died at Amsterdam April 2, 1755. He came of a famous family of rabbis. His father Saul had been rabbi of Cracow; his grandfather was Rabbi Hoeschl of Cracow. In 1707 he married Miriam,...
ARYEH LOEB OF SHPOLA – See Loeb of Shpola.
ARYEH LÖB TE'OMIM – See Te'omim, Löb ben Moses.
ARZA – The steward of King Elah at the palace, in Tirzah, where Elah was killed by Zimri (I Kings xvi. 9).J. Jr. G. B. L.
ARZARETH – The name of the land beyond the great river, far away from the habitation of man, in which the Ten Tribes of Israel will dwell, observing the laws of Moses, until the time of the restoration, according to IV Esd. xiii. 45....
ASA – 1. A Levite, father of Berechiah; found in the genealogy of the Levites in I Chron. ix. 16. 2. See Asa, Third King of Judah.J. Jr. G. B. L.
ASA – Biblical Data: Third king of Judah; son of Abijam and grandson of Rehoboam; reigned 917-876 B.C. (I Kings xv. 7-9). The most important event of his reign was the deliverance of Judah from Baasha, king of Israel, under whom the...
ASAD – One of the two Arabian-Jewish rabbis that are said to have instructed the Tobba' Abu Karibah (king of Yemen) in the tenets of the Jewish religion. The name of the other was Ka'b; and both belonged to the tribe of the Banu...
AS'AD AL-DIN, YA'ḲUB IBN ISḤAḲ AL-MAḤALLI – Egyptian physician; lived in Cairo toward the end of the twelfth century and at the beginning of the thirteenth. He was born in al-MaḦallah, a city between Cairo and Damietta. Ibn Abi Usaibia, in his history of the Arabic...
ASAHEL – Biblical Data: 1. Son of Zeruiah, sister of David (I Chron. ii. 16). He was noted as a swift runner. As one of the thirty heroes of David (II Sam. xxiii. 24; I Chron. xi. 26), he had command of the army in the fourth month (I...
ASAHEL, ḤAYYIM – Rabbi and author who lived in Salonica during the first half of the eighteenth century. He was the son of Benjamin Asahel, the chief rabbi of that city. Ḥayyim Asahel was the author of a Hebrew work entitled "Sam Ḥayyai" (Spice...
ASAIAH – 1. A prince of the tribe of Simeon who, with others, attacked and captured Gedor, and settled there (I Chron. iv. 36). 2. Servant of King Josiah, by whom he was sent, in company with Ahikam, Shaphan, Achbor, and Hilkiah, to...
ASAPH – 1. A son of Berechiah or Berachiah. (See Asaph ben Berechiah.) 2. The father of Joah, chronicler at the court of Hezekiah (II Kings xviii. 18, 37; II Chron. xxix. 13; Isa. xxxvi. 3, 22). 3. The keeper of the forests of...
ASAPH ("Mar Rab") – To judge from the title "Mar Rab," he was one of the Geonim (see Gaon). and, presumably, lived about the middle of the ninth century. The name occurs in a Cairo Genizah fragment, whose author was possibly Judah b. Barzilai of...
ASAPH BEN BERECHIAH – One of the captive Levites carried off to Assyria (I Chron. vi. 24 [A. V. 39]), and whom Arabic and later Jewish legend says was Vezir of Solomon (Al-Nadim, "Kitab-al-Fihrist," i. 19; Jellinek, "B. H." v. 23). To him is ascribed...
ASARAMEL – A name of uncertain meaning and intent occurring in I Macc. xiv. 28. The reading, as it has come down, gives it as the name of a place; but it is possible that it really is the name or a title of Simon. In support of the first...