Daniel ben Ḥasday
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Daniel ben Ḥasday (Ḥisday) served as exilarch in Baghdad after the death of his father, Ḥasday ben David b. Hezekiah. The date of Daniel’s accession is uncertain. It was no earlier than 1113, because Ḥasday ben David is mentioned as exilarch in a bill of sale written that year. It was no later than 1120, because Daniel is mentioned in a Purim-style story in the Cairo Geniza concerning an edict issued that year against the Jews of Baghdad and their eventual deliverance (for the latest edition of this text, see Gil, vol. 2, §87). He was appointed by the ‘Abbasid…

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Michael G. Wechsler, “Daniel ben Ḥasday”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0006140>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 2582



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