Eldad

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Eldad

(ĕl`dăd), in the Bible, one of the elders who with Moses received the gift of prophecy.
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53) Traditions about these people (or sons) of Moses who practice a pristine, unadulterated form of God's religion are subsequently taken in two directions: on the one hand, the theme is Islamicized with references to the righteous people (qawm) of Moses in the Quran itself (7:159) and in exegesis of this verse and of Q 17:104;(54) on the other hand, Jewish sources from the travelogue of Eldad ha-Dani (second half of the ninth century) onward include accounts of these pristine Jews (the sons of Moses) within more general descriptions of the lost tribes.
As the Pesiqta Rabbati and account of Eldad ha-Dani show, these traditions were circulating widely in Abbasid lands when Sallam's journey is said to have taken place and Ibn Khurradadhbih composed his geographical work.
Eldad ha-Dani, seine Berichte uber die x Stame (in Hebrew).