Athathar, Chajim Ibn

Athathar, Chajim Ibn-

a Jew of Sala, in Barbary, went to Jerusalem in 1742, where he became the teacher of Chajim Asulai. He died there in 1743. He is the author of אור החיים, a commentary on the Pentateuch (Venice, and often). He also wrote novellas on some treatises of the 'Talmud. See First, Bibl. Jud. i, 70; De' Rossi, Dizionario Storico (Germ. transl.), p. 49 sq. (B. P.)

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