Daniel ben Samuel ibn Abī ʾl-Rabīʿ ha-Kohen
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Daniel ben Samuel ibn Abī ʾl-Rabīʿ ha-Kohen succeeded Isaac ben Israel in 1248 as gaon of the main Babylonian yeshiva in Baghdad and continued in office until his death in 1250/51. The Arabic historian Ibn al-Fuwaṭī (p. 218) reports that when Daniel, accompanied by “a throng of Jews and a group of devotees of the dīwān,” was returning to the yeshiva “on foot” after being appointed by the chief qāḍī ‘Abd al-Raḥmān, he was met by “a group of the common people [who] interposed with the intent to stone him, yet they were rebuffed in their endeavor and prevented.” Wh…

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Michael G. Wechsler, “Daniel ben Samuel ibn Abī ʾl-Rabīʿ ha-Kohen”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0006160>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 2584

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