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Tuyserkan: Shrine of Habakkuk
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A tomb traditionally associated with the biblical prophet Habakkuk (also Ḥabaquq and Ḥayaquq in Persian) is one of three Jewish shrines in the city of Tuyserkan, 100 km (62 miles) south of Hamadan in Iran (the other two are the tombs of Esther and Mordechai, and of Daniel). Although often held to have been active in the first decades of the seventh century B.C.E., Habbakuk is also said to have been a contemporary of Daniel, who according to Jewish tradition lived in the time of Darius the Great (550–486 B.C.E).  The second dating seems more …

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Haideh Sahim, “Tuyserkan: Shrine of Habakkuk”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000758>
First published online: 2015

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