Firkovich, Abraham

(1786-1874)
   Palestinian Karaite leader of Polish birth. He engaged in bitter disputes with rabbinic authorities. In 1830 he accom-panied Simhah Bobowich to Palestine, where he collected numerous manuscripts. When in 1839, the governor general of the Crimea addressed a series of questions dealing with Karaite origins to Bobowich, he recommended Firkovich, who initiated archaeological expeditions to the Crimea and the Caucasus to uncover ancient tombstones and manuscripts. Firkovich's travels and discoveries are described in his Avnei Zikkaron.

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  • FIRKOVICH, ABRAHAM — (Even Reshef; 1787–1874), Karaite public figure in Eastern Europe. Firkovich was born in Luck (Lutsk), Poland. After his marriage in 1808 he worked as a miller. In 1813 he began to study Torah with the Karaite scholar morekhai sultanski . In 1822 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABRAHAM BEN JOSIAH TROKI — (1636–1687), Karaite poet and mystic; son of the physician Josiah b. Judah b. Aaron of Troki, Lithuania, who was a disciple of the famous Jewish scholar and kabbalist, joseph solomon delmedigo from Candia. According to A. Firkovich , Abraham was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham Firkovich — Abraham (Avraham) ben Samuel Firkovich (Hebrew אברהם בן שמואל Avraham ben Shmuel ; Crimean Karaim: Аврагъам Фиркович Avragham Firkovich ) (1786 1874) was a famous leader of the Qarays (Crimean Karaites). He was born in Lutsk, Volhynia, then lived …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham Harkavy — Nom de naissance Avraam Yakovlevich Harkavy Naissance 1835 Décès 1919 (à 84 ans) Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abraham Kirimi — (Hebrew: אברהם קירימי?; 1358, Solhat ndash; 15th century) was a Crimean rabbi of the 14th century. According to Firkovich ( C. I. H. No. 50), Kirimi was a proselyte and a pupil of Aaron ben Joseph the Karaite. He derived his name from his native… …   Wikipedia

  • Abraham Harkavy — Avraam/Albert Yakovlevich Harkavy ( ru. Авраам Яковлевич Гаркави), or Avraham Eliyahu ben Yaakov Harkavy (in Hebrew) (1835–1919) was a Russian Jewish historian and orientalist. BiographyHarkavy was born in 1835 in Novogrudok (in modern day… …   Wikipedia

  • DARʿĪ, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM — (late 12th–early 13th century), Karaite poet. The assertion that Darʿī was writing poetry as early as 843 is based on a forged date in the firkovich manuscript. The similarity between his poems and those of the Spanish school from Ibn Gabirol to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BEIM, SOLOMON BEN ABRAHAM — (1817?–1867), Karaite scholar and important public figure, a disciple of the Karaite scholar mordecai sultansky . He also acquired a secular education and knew Russia, French, and German. In 1839 he accompanied abraham firkovich in his voyages… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • KIRIMI, ABRAHAM — (14th century), Crimean rabbi and Bible commentator. One of the first Jewish scholars in the Crimea, Abraham was named Kirimi after the town of Eski Krym (Solkhat). He wrote a commentary to the Pentateuch entitled Sefat Emet. In a poem which… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BALI, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM — BALI, MOSES BEN ABRAHAM, Karaite poet, physician, and ḥakham in Cairo in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Two volumes of his liturgical poems have been preserved in the firkovich collection in Leningrad: the first, Sefer Zeraḥ, completed… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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