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Tanḥum ben Joseph ha-Yerushalmi
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Tanḥum ben Joseph ha-Yerushalmi was unknown to Western scholars until the latter half of the seventeenth century, when the English orientalist Edward Pococke(1604–1691) brought several manuscript copies of Tanḥum’s writings to Europe from the Near East and published extracts from them in several of his own works. Tanḥum’s works make frequent eulogistic references to a host of medieval authorities, from Saʿadya Gaon (d. 942) down to Joseph Ibn ʿAqnīn (d. ca. 1220), and the attested date of the oldest of his extant manuscripts is 1326. Based on this information, …

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Michael G. Wechsler, “Tanḥum ben Joseph ha-Yerushalmi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0020940>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3867

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