Dodai ben Nahman

Dodai ben Nahman (Hebrew : דודאי בן נחמן or Rav Dorai, Hebrew: רב דוראי) was a Babylonian-Jewish scholar of the eighth century CE and gaon of the Talmudic academy at Pumbedita (761-764). Little is known of his life. He was a brother of the famous Judah ben Nahman, gaon at Sura (759-762), and with him was instrumental in preventing the eventual founder of Karaism, Anan ben David from succeeding to the exilarchate made vacant by the death of Solomon ben Hasdai and Isaac Iskoy ben Solomon, Anan's kinsmen.

References

  • Ginzberg, Louis and S. Mendelsohn. "Dodai ben Nahman". Jewish Encyclopedia. Funk and Wagnalls, 1901–1906, which contains the following bibliography:
  • Sherira Gaon, Iggerot;
  • Grätz, Gesch. v. 176, 418;
  • Halevy, Dorot ha-Rishonim, iii. 81a, 102a.

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