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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
(i.e. the elder), a celebrated rabbi of the sect of the Caraites, practiced medicine at Constantinople toward the close of the 13th century. He had the reputation of being a great philosopher and an honest man. He is the author of an Essay on Hebrew Grammar (כְּלַיל יֹפַּי, "perfect in beauty," Constantinople, 1561), and of a Jewish prayer-book according to the rites of the Caraitic sect (סֵפֶר תְּפַּלּוֹת, Venice, 1528-29, 2 vols. 4to). He also wrote commentaries on the Pentateuch, the first prophets (Joshua, the Judges, Samuel, and the Kings), on Isaiah and the Psalms, and on Job, all of which are still inedited. — Hoefer, Biographie Generale, 1, 6.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Aaron ha-Rishon'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/aaron-ha-rishon.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
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