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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Parshandatha

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The first-born son of Haman (Esther 9:7). In the twelfth century the name obtained a literary meaning. It was then separated into the words "parshan" (= "interpreter") and "data" (= "law"), and was used with reference to Rashi, who has since been quoted under that name.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, s.;
  • Geiger, Parschandatha, Leipsic, 1856;
  • Grätz, Gesch. 3d ed., 6:67, note 4;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 500, No. 1231.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Parshandatha'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/p/parshandatha.html. 1901.

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