Sherira Gaon

(906-1006)
   Babylonian gaon. He was gaon of Pumbedita (968-98) in succession to his father, Hanina, and his grandfather, Judah. With his son Hai Gaon, Sherira maintained contact by means of responsa, with Jews in North Africa, Spain and elsewhere. In an important epistle in response to an inquiry from Kairouan, he described the origins of the Mishnah and the Talmud and the traditions of the sevoraim and the geonim. He also wrote commentaries on the Bible and talmudic tractates. During the last years of his life he was imprisoned by the caliph Kadir.

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  • Gaon (Hebrew) — Gaon ( Pride [of] ; Late medieval and modern Hebrew for genius ) may refer to:* One of the Geonim, that is to say the heads of the two major academies, at Pumbedita and Sura, and later in Baghdad, during the period 589 1040. Prominent Geonim are …   Wikipedia

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  • SHERIRA BEN ḤANINA GAON — (c. 906–1006), gaon of Pumbedita from 968–1006. Sherira belonged to the family of the exilarchs, who claimed descent from David. His teachers were his father R. Ḥanina and his grandfather R. Judah, both of whom he mentions frequently in his… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gaon — Gaon, 1) (hebr., Herrlichkeit), Amtstitel der religiösen Oberhäupter u. Präsidenten der jüdischen Akademien in Babylonien, vom 7. Jahrh. bis 1040. Die letzten u. berühmtesten Gaonim waren Saadia, Sherira u. Hai; später wurde dieser Titel oft… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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