Ben-Asher, Aaron ben-Moses

(9–10th century)
   Tiberias masorete. Aaron was the fifth and last generation of a famous masoretic family that lived in Tiberias. The masoretes dealt with the textual and grammatical problems of the Bible, the vocalization and accentuation of the words, and the cantillation signs. Aaron’s readings of the text came to be regarded as authoritative, and MAIMONIDES’ acceptance greatly helped to establish their trustworthiness. Although the printed Hebrew Bible of today closely follows Aaron’s text, there are some differences, mainly in the placing of the accents and certain vowel signs. Aaron also left a Hebrew grammar that attempts to work out coherent rules.

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  • MEDINA, SAMUEL BEN MOSES DE — (known by the acronym Maharashdam; 1506–1589), rabbi, halakhic authority, and communal leader of salonika . Medina was descended from a distinguished family of scholars which originated from Spain. He was one of the three outstanding posekim of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABRAHAM BEN MOSES BEN MAIMON — (1186–1237), theologian, exegete, communal leader, mystical pietist, and physician. Little was known about him prior to the discovery of the cairo genizah , which has preserved many of his writings, in part autographic. Born in Fustat, Egypt, on… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BACHARACH, JAIR ḤAYYIM BEN MOSES SAMSON — (1638–1702), German talmudic scholar, with an extensive knowledge in the general sciences. Bacharach was the son of R. Moses Samson b. Abraham samuel bacharach . Born in Leipnik, where his father officiated as rabbi, Bacharach, in his childhood,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • MOSES — (Heb. מֹשֶׁה; LXX, Mōusēs; Vulg. Moyses), leader, prophet, and lawgiver (set in modern chronology in the first half of the 13th century B.C.E.). Commissioned to take the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses led them from his 80th year to his death at… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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