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Khwāja Bukhārāʾī
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Khwāja Bukhārāʾī, a Jewish author from Bukhara, wrote Dāniyal-nāma (Pers. The Book of Daniel), a Judeo-Persian narrative based on the biblical Book of Daniel, in 1606. It was reedited/rewritten by Benjamin ben Mishael (Aminā; 1672/73–after 1732/33) in 1704 as a masnavī (Pers. narrative poem in rhymed couplets). Dāniyal-nāma has affinities with both the additions to Daniel of the Christian Bible and the Qiṣṣa-yi Dāniʾel . Nothing is known about the life of Khwāja Bukhārāʾī.


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Dan D.Y. Shapira, “Khwāja Bukhārāʾī”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 07 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0012990>
First published online: 2010

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