Kallir, Eleazar

(probably 6th or 7th century)
   Palestinian liturgical poet. Some two hundred of Kallir’s religious poems are extant, including a number found in the Cairo Genizah (place where sacred books were stored). Many have been incorporated into the Jewish liturgy of Europe. The language is biblical Hebrew, with many words and phrases of his own. Nothing is known of his personal life, nor is it certain in which century he lived.

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  • KALLIR, ELEAZAR — (Heb. אֶלְעָזָר בִּירְבִּי קְלִיר, and קִילִיר; instead of אֶלְעָזָר, also the Palestinian form לְעָזָר), the greatest and most prolific of the early paytanim, and one of the most influential liturgical poets. He apparently lived in Ereẓ Israel… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kallir, Eleazar — (fl. ?7th cent)    Hebrew poet. He lived in Tiberias. He was the greatest and most prolific of the early composers of piyyutim, writing examples for all the main festivals, special Sabbaths, weekdays of festive character and fasts …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • KALLIR, ELEAZAR BEN ELEAZAR — (1728–1801), rabbi. Kallir s father died before his birth, and he was therefore given his father s name. In 1759 he was appointed rabbi of Zabludow, and from there proceeded to Berlin where he lectured in the college of the wealthy Moses b. Isaac …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Eleazar Ben Killir — (c. 570 mdash;c. 640) was a Hebrew poet whose classical liturgical verses, known as piyut, have continued to be sung through the centuries during significant religious services, including those on Tisha B Av [cite book |last= Carmi |first= T.… …   Wikipedia

  • Eleazar Kallir — Eleazar Hakalir Eleazar ben Ḳalir (hébreu: אלעזר בן קליר), également appelé Eleazar Haḳalir ou Eleazar Ḳalir, était un rabbin ayant vécu en terre d Israël au début de l ère commune. Il est surtout l un des premiers et des plus prolifiques poètes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Eleazar ben Kallir — Eleazar Hakalir Eleazar ben Ḳalir (hébreu: אלעזר בן קליר), également appelé Eleazar Haḳalir ou Eleazar Ḳalir, était un rabbin ayant vécu en terre d Israël au début de l ère commune. Il est surtout l un des premiers et des plus prolifiques poètes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ELEAZAR BEN SIMEON — ELEAZAR BEN SIMEON, tanna of the end of the second century C.E.; son and pupil of Simeon b. Yoḥai (Suk. 45b). He is mentioned by name very rarely in the Mishnah, though amoraim ascribe several anonymous mishnayot to him (Bek. 51b, et al.). He is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PIYYUT — (Heb. פִּיּוּט; plural: piyyutim; from the Greek ποιητής), a lyrical composition intended to embellish an obligatory prayer or any other religious ceremony, communal or private. In a wider sense, piyyut is the totality of compositions composed in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • PROSODY, HEBREW — This article is a survey of the history of Hebrew poetic forms from the Bible to the present time. The entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction the variety of formal systems the specific nature of hebrew literary history …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HEBREW LANGUAGE — This entry is arranged according to the following scheme: pre biblical biblical the dead sea scrolls mishnaic medieval modern period A detailed table of contents precedes each section. PRE BIBLICAL nature of the evidence the sources phonology… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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