Hanukkah (IX. c.) ben Obadiah HaKohen al-Khazari

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Hanukkah (IX. c.) ben Obadiah HaKohen al-Khazari

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Son of Obadiah ben Bulan, HaKohen al-Khazari
Father of Isaac ben Hanukkah, HaKohen al-Khazari
Brother of Hezekiah ben Obadiah HaKohen al-Khazari

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About Hanukkah (IX. c.) ben Obadiah HaKohen al-Khazari

Hanukkah ben Obadiah was a Khazar ruler who probably reigned during the mid to late ninth century CE. Hanukkah was the son of Obadiah and succeeded his nephew Menasseh I to the throne.

No contemporary records from his reign survive; however, he is known from the Khazar Correspondence between Hisdai ibn Shaprut and the Khazar king Joseph. As with the other Bulanids, it is unclear whether Hanukkah was a khagan or a khagan bek; however, most modern scholars lean towards the latter possibility. Hanukkah was succeeded by his son Isaac.

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