|Titelangabe||"Little is known of Elijah himself other than the fact that he copied, vocalized, and added the Masorah to two manuscripts (B and Vat14), producing B in 1233 in RDWM ³⁹ (possibly Rouen) ⁴⁰ and Vat14 in 1239. ⁴¹ His father, Berechiah ben Netronai ha-Naqdan, was identified as a prolific scholar who travelled between Normandy and England during the second half of the 12 th century and had knowledge of Abraham Ibn Ezra’s works. ⁴² There is Critical Editions of Masoretic Notes 13 also a scholarly reference to Berechiah ha-Naqdan in the Sefer Ha- Shoham , by Moshe ben Isaac ha-Nessiyah, a thirteenth-century English grammarian. ⁴³ In several of his colophons, Elijah evokes the contributions his father made to the fields of grammar, biblical exegesis, ⁴⁴ Hebrew translation (Fox Fables called Mishlei Shu‘alim ), ethics and science (he paraphrased Adelard of Bath’s Questiones Naturales , wrote a book on Physics and Philosophy, and translated a lapidarium into Hebrew). ⁴⁵ Born to an aged Berechiah, ⁴⁶ Elijah was arguably a talented professional scribe and a learned scholar in his own right."