(‘leader of the Exile’)
   A title given to the head of the Babylonian Jewish community.

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  • EXILARCH — (Aram. רֵישׁ גָּלוּתָא, resh galuta), lay head of the Jewish community in Babylon. (See Chart: Exilarchs of Parthian and Sasanid Periods and Chart: Babylonian Exilarchs.) Until the Arab Conquest The government of Babylonian Jewry for the first 12 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Exilarch — An exhibit depicting Exilarch Huna at the Beit Hatefutsot Exilarch (Hebrew: ראש גלות Rosh Galut, Aramaic: ריש גלותא Reish Galuta lit. head of the exile , Greek: Æchmalotarcha) refers to the leaders of the Diaspora Jewish community in Babylon… …   Wikipedia

  • Exilarch — Der Exilarch (aramäisch resch galuta, „Haupt der Diaspora“) war der Führer der jüdischen Gemeinde in Babylon, der seine Herkunft auf König David zurückführte. Als erster jüdischer Herrscher in Babylon wird in der Bibel König Jojachin erwähnt. Das …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • exilarch — /eg zeuh lahrk , ek seuh /, n. one of a line of hereditary rulers of the Jewish community in Babylonia from about the 2nd century A.D. to the beginning of the 11th century. [1890 95; EXILE + ARCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • exilarch — noun a) The leader of the Jews of the Babylonian exile. b) The term applied by Greeks to the head of a community of Jews in the diaspora …   Wiktionary

  • exilarch — ex·i·larch …   English syllables

  • exilarch — ˈegzəˌlärk, ˈeksəˌ , ˌzīˌ , ˌsīˌ noun ( s) Etymology: exile (I) + arch; translation of Aramaic rēsh gālūtā : one of a line of Jewish civil and judicial rulers of the exiles in Babylon from about the third to the tenth centuries A.D. to whom Jews… …   Useful english dictionary

  • David ben Zakkai (exilarch) — David ben Zakkai (died 940 CE) was an exilarch, leader of the Jewish community of Babylon, known in Jewish history especially for his conflict with Saadia Gaon, which ruptured the leadership of the Babylonian Jews, and which was settled by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Mar 'Ukban III (exilarch) — For the Amora sage of the 1st generation, also an Exilarch, see: Mar Ukva. For the Geonim sage, also an Exilarch, see: Mar Ukba. Nathan de Zuzita, Jewish Amora sage of the 3d generation, whom according to Joseph ben Ḥama (Shab. 56b), is to be… …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon (exilarch) — Solomon the exilarch ruled from 730 to 761. He was the eldest son of the exilarch Ḥasdai I.In consequence of a dearth of teachers, he found it necessary to install as head of the Academy of Sura a scholar from Pumbedita, though this was contrary… …   Wikipedia

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