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Levita, Elijah

(Elias; Elijah ben Asher ha-Levi; also called Ashkenazi [“the German”], Bachur, or Bahur [“the youth” or “student”], and Tishbi; ca. 1469–1549). B. Neustadt an der Aisch, Middle Franconia, W Bav., near Nürnberg and Erlangen, Ger.; Jewish scholar; active esp. in Padua, Venice, and Rome, It.; proved post-talmudic origin of Heb. vowel points; teacher of J. Eck*; collaborator of P. Fagius.* Works include Sefer ha-bahur; Tishbi (a talmudic lexicon); Massoret ha-massoret.

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