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Aaron ha-Rishon

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(i.e. the elder), a celebrated rabbi of the sect of the Caraites, practiced medicine at Constantinople toward the close of the 13th century. He had the reputation of being a great philosopher and an honest man. He is the author of an Essay on Hebrew Grammar (כְּלַיל יֹפַּי, "perfect in beauty," Constantinople, 1561), and of a Jewish prayer-book according to the rites of the Caraitic sect (סֵפֶר תְּפַּלּוֹת, Venice, 1528-29, 2 vols. 4to). He also wrote commentaries on the Pentateuch, the first prophets (Joshua, the Judges, Samuel, and the Kings), on Isaiah and the Psalms, and on Job, all of which are still inedited. Hoefer, Biographie Generale, 1, 6.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Aaron ha-Rishon'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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