Hizkiya Gaon Nasi al-Yerushalayim (Qaraite in later life)

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Chyzkiya II ben David, Gaon of Jerusalem

Spanish: Hizkiya II ben David, Gaon of Jerusalem
Also Known As: "Hezekiah Gaon", "(Qaraite in later life)"
Birthplace: Baghdad, Baghdād, Iraq
Death: 1058 (80-82)
Mosul, Ninawa, Iraq
Immediate Family:

Son of David ben Zakkai, Exilarch and 2nd Wife Of David ben Zakkai
Husband of unknown bat al-Tustarī (Qaraite) and Unknown 1st Wife al-Rabbani
Father of Nasi Yitzhak ben Chyzkia; Yitzhak ben Chyzkia; unknown bat Hizkiya Gaon Nasi; Reyna bat Hizkiya "Zuṭṭa"; Yitzhak ben Chyzkia and 1 other
Brother of Yehudah ben David

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About Hizkiya Gaon Nasi al-Yerushalayim (Qaraite in later life)

Hizkiya's line fled to Northern Mesopotamia and remained in Mosul (present-day Iraq) until the Mongol invasion of 1270CE at which time it was extinguished. It is possible some escaped into the Khazars in the north

Source: “The Scribe - JOURNAL OF BABYLONIAN JEWRY PUBLISHED BY THE EXILARCH’S FOUNDATION ISSN 14 74 – 0230 ISSUE 74 - AUTUMN 2001” pg 59 - The Exilarch’s Tree of the middle ages appears in the Babylonian Haggadahpublished by the Exilarch’s Foundation

The son of Abū Saʿd, Ḥasan (Japheth), married the daughter of the Karaite nasi Hezekiah of Jerusalem sometime between 1040 and 1047. The Karaite linguist Abū l-Faraj Hārūn ibn al-Faraj of Jerusalem witnessed the proxy appointment drawn up in Fustat. After his marriage and his father’s assassination, Ḥasan took up some of his father’s responsibilities at court, and by 1064 he had converted to Islam to become superintendent of the fisc (Ar. ṣāhib bayt al-māl).

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———. Jews in Islamic Countries in the Middle Ages, trans. David Strassler (Leiden: Brill, 2004), pp. 663–675, §§ 368–375 et passim.

———. PalestineDuring the First Muslim Period (634–1099), 3 vols. (Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, 1983) [Hebrew].

———. The Tustaris, Family and Sect (Tel Aviv: Institute for Diaspora Research, 1981) [Hebrew].

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