De La Mar (al-Baḥḥār) Family
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The De La Mar (also Delmar, diʾl-Mār, del-Amār) family of Jewish  merchants courtiers and political advisers was active in Morocco from the late seventeenth through the eighteenth century. Some members of the family bore the Arabic version of the name, Lebḥar (Ar. al-baḥr = Sp. la mar,the sea) and al-Baḥḥār (Ar. the seaman). The first record of an individual with this name refers to Jacob Lebḥar of Safi, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in 1650. The patriarch of the family in the following century was Shalom (or Shalem) De La Mar, who was also known as al-Baḥḥār (d. after 1775).…

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Shalom Bar-Asher, “De La Mar (al-Baḥḥār) Family”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 16 December 2017
First published online: 2010



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