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Mishael ben Uzziel
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Mishael ben Uzziel was active from the end of the tenth century into the first half of the eleventh, a little after the time of the Masoretes Aaron ben Asher and Moses ben Naphtali. He is known mostly for two important literary worksBib: (a) The corrections of the magnificent Torah manuscript preserved in the Cairo Karaite Synagogue (no. 18 in Gottheil’s list; Q3 in Penkower), written soon after the Aleppo Codex (MS Ben-Zvi 1) and a little before the St. Petersburg (Leningrad) MS B19a of the Bible, finished in 1008; and (b) the  Kitāb al-Khilaf, a composition in which he drew up a list of the differ…

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Aharon Maman, “Mishael ben Uzziel”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0015410>
First published online: 2010

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