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Leader of the Jewish community in Babylon/Iraq


  • Hebrew: ראש הגולה = RʾSh HGWLH 1-2
  • Syriac: ܪܝܫ ܓܠܘܬܐ = RYSh GLWTʾ 3

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Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela1-2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian3 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1Head of the Captivity: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 69, 71, 77, 80-82 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 2Exilarch: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 63 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 3Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 520 [Syriac].
    • exilarque: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 65 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, Liran Yadgar, and Jessica Mutter, “Exilarch” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/practice/822.

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; matching, Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; and matching, Syriac name collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Liran Yadgar: abstract and Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Jessica Mutter: matching from Michael's chronicle
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