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  • א
  • אבו אל גיר (Male): A contemporary of Benjamin of Tudela (second half of the 12th c.); resided in Amalfi. Described as the "prince" (Heb. nadiv), i.e. belonging to the Jewish elite.
    אבו טאלב (Male): The father of 'Ali, the fourth caliph of the Rashidun.
    אביי (Male): i.e. Abaye, a rabbi of the Talmud who lived in Babylonia (4th c.).
    אברהם (Male): A person
    אברם (Male): A person
    אברמז (Male): A giant king whose remains were found at the Palace of Ben Hadad/Great Mosque of Damascus. The name is derived from Abraham.
    אבשלום (Male): King David's son (biblical).
    אויל מרודך (Male): i.e. Amel-Marduk, son and successor of Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon (biblical).
    אחאב בן עמרי (Male): The seventh king of Israel since Jeroboam I (biblical).
    אחשורוש (Male): King of Persia in the Book of Esther; had his palace at Shushan (Susa).
    אימנואל (Male): Byzantine emperor
    אכסנדר (Male): Ancient Macedonian conqueror
    אלובים (Group): Residents of Lybia.
    אל חשישין (Group): A group
    אליהו (Male): Biblical prophet
    אלכסנדר (Male): Ancient Macedonian conqueror
    אלכסנדרוס (Male): Ancient Macedonian conqueror
    אלכסנדרוס מקדון (Male): Ancient Macedonian conqueror
    אלן (Group): A group
    אל שיך אבו אל נצר (Male): The overseer and clerk of the Synagogue at Dammuh, Egypt, and Maimonides' brother-in-law (second half of the 12th c.). His Hebrew name: Isaiah ha-Levi b. Misha'el.
    אל שיך אבו גאלב (Male): A contemporary of Benjamin of Tudela (second half of the 12th c.); resided in Hamah.
    אמנואל (Male): Byzantine emperor
    אנטיוכוס (Male): Antiochus (father of Seleucus I Nicator), believed by Benjamin to be the founder of Antioch, instead of his son.
    אנטיפטרוס (Male): father of Herod the Great
    אספסינוס (Male): Roman emperor.
    אסתר (Female): A biblical figure (Book of Esther).
    אפרים (Group): A group
    ארונים (Group): Samaritan priests who claim to be descendants of biblical Aaron; they marry only among themselves.
    אריסטוטלס (Male): Greek philosopher
    אריסטולוס (Male): Greek philosopher
    ארמים (Group): A group
    ארתחשסתא (Male): i.e. King Artaxerxes I of Persia.
    אשר (Group): One of the Tribes of Israel.
    אשת לוט (Female): Biblical figure.
  • ב
  • בינסיאין (Group): A group
    בלכזין (Group): A group
    בלעם (Male): ancient prophet
    בן הדד (Male): King of Damascus (Book of Kings).
    בני גוץ (Group): A group
    בני חם (Group): descendants of the biblical figure Ham, the son of Noah
    בני כוש (Group): descendants of the biblical figure Cush, the son of Ham and grandson of Noah
    בני עמון (Group): An ancient people who lived in present-day Jordan (biblical).
    בסתנאי הנשיא (Male): First exilarch under Islamic rule; flourished about the middle of the 7th c.
    ברק בן אבינועם (Male): A ruler of ancient Israel (Book of Judges).
    בת פרעה (Female): Pharaoh: from the era of King Solomon (1 Kings 7:8)
  • ג
  • גד (Group): One of the Tribes of Israel.
    גואלמו (Male): King of Sicily.
    גוז (Group): A group
    גורגנין (Group): People of the region Gurgān
    גורגרים (Group): A group
    גלאלם אנבריגו (Male): i.e. Guglielmo Embriaco, a Genoese merchant and military leader
    גליאלמו (Male): King of Sicily.
    גרגשי (Group): Descendants of biblical Canaan
    גריגוש (Group): A group
    גריזיאנוש (Group): A group
  • ד
  • דוד אל רואי (Male): i.e. Menahem b. Solomon ibn al-Ruji, a head of a Messianic Jewish movement in Iraq (first half of the 12th c.). See:
    דוד המלך (Male): king of ancient Israel
    דוכבין (Group): The inhabitants of Ibrig, India; fire-worshippers.
    דן (Group): One of the Tribes of Israel.
    דניאל (Male): Biblical prophet
  • ה
  • האפיפיור אלכסנדרוס (Male): born Roland of Siena.
    הדדעזר (Male): A Syrian king (biblical).
    היהודים השמרונים (Group): A group
    הלל (Male): A Jewish sage.
    הצמרי (Group): One of the Phoenician tribes who inhabited the town of Sumra, at the western base of the Lebanon range. Benjamin identified Emesa/Homs to be their city.
    הרב אבטליון (Male): A contemporary of Benjamin of Tudela (second half of the 12th c.); resided in Constantinople.
  • ז
  • זבולון (Group): One of the Tribes of Israel.
    זין אל דין (Male): i.e. Sayf al-Din Ghazi: Brother of Nur al-Din and the Zangid ruler of Mosul.
  • ח
  • חאפט (Male): The Abbasid Caliph, perhaps Muhammad al-Muqtafi (r. 1136-1160) or al-Mustanjid (r. 1160-70), both were contemporaries of Benjamin of Tudela while the exact date of his visit in Baghdad is unknown.
    חוני המעגל (Male): a Jewish scholar (Honi ha-M'agel, 1st c.).
    חנניה (Male): Biblical figure (Book of Daniel).
  • ט
  • טבריוס (Male): ancient Roman empror
    טורוס (Male): i.e. Thoros II, Prince of Armenia.
    טראיקיאנוס (Male): King of Rome.
    טרמל גלסין (Male): King of Rome.
  • י
  • יהודה (Male): A person
    יהודה (Group): One of the Tribes of Israel.
    יהודים (Group): A group
    יהודים רבנים (Group): Jews who follow "mainstream" form of Judaism (i.e. non-Karaites)
    יהודים שחורים (Group): in Malabar, India
    יהונתן (Male): Son of King Saul (biblical).
    יהושע (Male): successor of Moses
    יהושפט (Male): King of Judah (biblical).
    יואב (Male): Nephew of King David and the commander of his army (biblical).
    יוונים (Group): A group
    יולייוס קיסר (Male): A Roman dictator, politician, and military general.
    יון (Group): A group
    יונה בן אמתי (Male): Biblical prophet
    יונים (Group): A group
    יוסף בן יעקב אבינו (Male): Biblical patriarch, son of Jacob
    יוסף סיני (Male): A Babylonian sage (3rd c.).
    יחזקאל (Male): Biblical prophet
    יינובין (Group): A group
    יכניה (Male): King of Judah (biblical).
    יעקב (Male): Biblical patriarch, son of Isaac
    יעקוביין (Group): A group
    יצחק (Male): Biblical patriarch
    ירבעם (Male): The first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel (biblical).
    ישו הנוצרי (Male): A person
    ישמעאלים (Group): A Jewish and Christian derogatory term for Muslims

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