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NAPHTALI BEN DAVID:

Hebrew author; born at Witzenhausen, Germany; lived in Amsterdam at the beginning of the eighteenth century. He belonged to the family of R. Moses Isserles. Naphtali was a distinguished Talmudical scholar and enjoyed great fame as a cabalist. He published one book, "Ben Dawid" (Amsterdam, 1729), strictures on the cabalistic work "'Omer Man" by Menahem Lonzano.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col 2023;
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, ii. 17, Wilna, 1852;
  • Roest, Cat. Rosenthal. Bibl. Appendix, p. 50, Amsterdam, 1875.
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