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Abū Naṣr Yehiel Azariah ben Yosef Gaon Ibn Nagrela Al-Nagrila, II [Gd.son of Hai Gaon]

Also Known As: "R' Yechiel ben Yosef"
Birthdate: (20)
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Yosef HaNagid HaLevi Ibn Nagrela / Al-Nagrila and Rahel bat Rabi Nissim ben Yakob al-Qairouan
Husband of Mrs. Yehiel Luria
Father of R' Avraham Ben Yekhiel Luria, [Maharal ancestor]

Occupation: rabbi
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About Rabbi Yehiel Hilel Gaon II

"In 1066, when his father, Jehoseph HaNagid, was assassinated and a riot broke out against the Granadan Jewish community, his widow, Rahel, and his son Abū Naṣr Azariah, who was a child at the time, fled to Lucena and stayed with Ibn Ghiyyāth. Young as he was, Azariah soon distinguished himself as a Hebrew poet. Moses ibn Ezra and Abraham ibn Da’ud concur that Ibn Ghiyyāth had grand plans for Jehoseph’s son, and wanted to set him up as head of the community of Lucena and other Andalusian towns, but his hopes were in vain, for Azariah died at the age of twenty. The inhabitants of Lucena supported Jehoseph’s widow for the rest of her life."

The foregoing is consistent with one of the more popular scenarios found in the Loeb Family Scroll albeit with no relationship to Hai Gaon :


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Esperanza Alfonso. "Ibn Ghiyyāth (Ibn Ghayyāth), Isaac ben Judah." Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Brill Online, 2013. <>