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Other Karaite commentaries on Esther

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This chapter provides descriptive enumeration which includes only extant commentaries on Esther, whether produced as independent works or as component sections of larger exegetical anthologies. Although presently excluded, additional exegetical material of Karaite provenance relating to Esther may also be found in translations, paraphrases (poetic or prosaic), muqaddimat, law codes, lexicons/glossaries, and other grammatical works. Salmon ben Yerūḥ i/īm (Sulaym/Sulaymān ibn Ruh. aym) was a contemporary of Yefet-possibly the older of the two-and a resident of Jerusalem. The commentary on Esther appears to be a compendium, one of the main sources for which was the commentary of Salmon ben Yeruūḥim, and which, as we have suggested for the previous commentary, likely represents the compilatory-abridging work of a scholar belonging to the Jerusalem school in the late tenth or eleventh century.

Keywords:Esther; Jerusalem; Karaite commentaries; Yefet



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