Yosei Alnaharvanai

Yosei Alnaharvanai (Hebrew: יוסי אלנהרואנאי) was a Hebrew scholar of the Gaonic period, probably of Nehardea.

He is the author of a rhymed alphabetical treatise in Hebrew on the Hebrew calendar, printed in Kerem Ḥemed.[1] This poem is interesting for the light it throws on the history of the Jewish calendar as well as on the history of medieval Hebrew poetry. A commentary on Alnaharvanai's verses was later written by Saadia ben Yehuda ben Evyatar in Egypt.[2]


  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainKayserling, Meyer (1901–1906). "Alnaharwanai, Jose". In Singer, Isidore; et al. (eds.). The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.

  1. ^ "ארבעה שערים דמ׳ יוסי אלנהרואנאי". Sefer Kerem Ḥemed. Vol. 5. Berlin. 1856.
  2. ^ Steinschneider, Moritz (1857). Jewish Literature from the Eighth to the Eighteenth Century: With an Introduction on Talmud and Midrash. Translated by Spottiswoode, William. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. pp. 182.