Aaron Abiob

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Aaron Abiob
Died1605 (aged 69–70)

Aaron Abiob (Hebrew: אהרן אביוב‎) (1535–1605) was Turkish[1] rabbi[2] of Salonica.[3] He was the author of Oil of Myrrh, in the Yiddish known as Shemen ha-Mor (ex ravvinorum Myrrhoe commentariis Oleum[3]), and was commentary on the Book of Esther. He lived and flourished in Salonica about 1540' his work being first printed in 1601,[4] and living for some time in Constantinople.[5]

The name Aaron was given to the brother of Moses a person documented within the Torah, this biblical Aaron was the founder of the priesthood.[6]

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  1. ^ D. Rottenberg Finding our fathers: a guidebook to Jewish genealogy Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  2. ^ A. M. Hyamson A Dictionary of Universal Biography: Of All Ages and of All Peoples Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  3. ^ a b Salonica. mcnbiografias.com. Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  4. ^ The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  5. ^ Marc Eliany virtualpublications Archived 2012-07-23 at archive.today Retrieved 2011-09-16.
  6. ^ Judaism 101 Retrieved 2011-09-16.