In North Africa, probably in the 9th century, appeared the book known under the name of Eldad ha-Dani, giving an account of the ten tribes, from which much medieval legend was derived; 2 and in Kairawan the medical and philosophical treatises of Isaac Israeli, who died in 932.
Book of Eldad and Modad.
265-266.) Book of Eldad and Modad.
The Lord is nigh unto them that turn to Him, as it is written in the book of Eldad and Modad, who prophesied to the people in the wilderness."
The one exception is a prophetic writing, the apocryphal Book of Eldad and Modad, A careful study of practical Christian ethics at Rome as implied in the Shepherd, will be found in E.
Eldad ben Mahli >>
ELDAD BEN MAHLI, also surnamed had-Dani, Abu-Dani, David-had-Dani, or * the Danite, Jewish traveller, was the supposed author of a Jewish travel-narrative of the 9th century A.D., which enjoyed great authority in the middle ages, especially on the question of the Lost Ten Tribes.
Eldad first set out to visit his Hebrew brethren in Africa and Asia.
Apart from these tales, we have the genuine Eldad, a celebrated Jewish traveller and philologist; who flourished c. A.D.
1165) and the narrative of Eldad; but the affinity is not close.
Eldad is quoted as an authority on linguistic difficulties by the leading medieval Jewish grammarians and lexicographers.
The work ascribed to Eldad is in Hebrew, divided into six chapters, probably abbreviated from the original text.
Ghnebrard was published at Paris in 1563, under the title of Eldad Danius..
Epstein, Eldad ha-Dani (Pressburg, 1891); D.
Muller, "Die Recensionen and Versionen des Eldad had-Dani," in Denkschriften d.
It is generally agreed that to E belongs the passage describing the outpouring of the Spirit on Eldad and Medad and the remarkable prayer of Moses in xi.
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