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HAGIOGRAPHA The third part of the Old Testament canon, the other two being the Law ( ) and the Prophets ( ). It includes the three books (Hebrew initials of ), which in a special sense are designated as the poetic books par excellence, Job,
ḤAGIZ, JACOB Palestinian Talmudist; born of a Spanish family at Fez in 1620; died at Constantinople 1674. Ḥagiz's teacher was David Karigal ("Ḳorban Minḥah," No. 105), who afterward became his father-in-law. About 1646 Ḥagiz went to Italy
ḤAGIZ, MOSES Palestinian rabbi and author; born at Jerusalem in 1671; died at Safed after 1750. His father, Jacob Ḥagiz, died while Moses was still a child. The latter was therefore educated by his maternal grandfather, Moses Galante the
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