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Aaron ben Elijah of Nicomedia

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Author(s): Frank, Daniel
Aaron ben Elijah of Nicomedia (d. 771/1369) was a Karaite religious philosopher, legal authority, exegete, and poet, active in Constantinople during the mid-eighth/fourteenth century. Biographical details are limited and unreliable. He or his family hailed from Nicomedia (present-day İzmit, Turkey). His teachers included an uncle and his father-in-law, both mentioned in his writings. Aaron relied exclusively on Hebrew sources—both original compositions and translations—but his thought is thoroughly …
Date: 2020-06-10