Hagin Deulacres

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Hagin fil Deulacres (Hebrew: חַיִּים בֵּן גְּדַלְיָה דֵּילַקְרִיס‎, Ḥayyim Gedalyah Deulacres)[note 1] was a 13th-century rabbi who served as the last Presbyter Judaeorum of England prior to the Edict of Expulsion of 1290. A Jew from London, Hagin was appointed to the position on 15 May 1281, through the intercession of Queen Eleanor of Provence.[1] His is not mentioned among the Jewish deportees, and is therefore presumed to have died before the Expulsion.

According to Adolf Neubauer, Hagin may have translated into French Abraham ibn Ezra's astrological work Reshit ḥokhma ('The Beginning of Wisdom') in 1273, as well as the Image du monde of Gautier de Metz.[2]


  1. ^ Also written Deulecresse and Dieulacresse. In Hebrew also די לקריס‎, דון לקריס‎, לכריס‎, לקריש‎, לכריש‎, די(י)לקרש‎, and דלכריש‎. From 'Deus eum crescat', the translation of the Hebrew name Gedalyahu.[1]


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainJacobs, Joseph (1904). "Hagin Deulacres (Ḥayyim Gedaliah, or Dieulacresse)". In Singer, Isidore; et al. (eds.). The Jewish Encyclopedia. 6. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. p. 149.

  1. ^ a b Adler, H. (1888). "The Chief Rabbis of England". Papers Read at the Anglo-Jewish Historical Exhibition, Royal Albert Hall, London. 1. Office of the "Jewish Chronicle". pp. 281–271.
  2. ^ Roth, Norman (2016). Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia. London: Routledge. p. 1618. ISBN 978-1-351-67697-7. OCLC 993757306.