A contemporary of Benjamin of Tudela (second half of the 12th c.); resided in Rhodes.


  • Hebrew: רבי אבא = RBY ʾBʾ 1


  • Male
  • Floruit: late 12th c.
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Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela1 before c.1170c.117313th C1907


  • 1Abba: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 25 [Hebrew with English translation].

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Thomas A. Carlson and Liran Yadgar, “Abba” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021,

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML and Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Liran Yadgar: abstract; birth/death/floruit dates entry; and gender assignment, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
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