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JABEZ, BARZILLAI BEN BARUCH:

Turkish Talmudist of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; son-in-law of Elijah Ḥako, author of "Ruaḥ Eliyahu." Jabez was a Talmudist of considerable reputation, and had many pupils, among whom were his son-in-law Judah Ashkenazi, and Isaac Nuñez Belmonte, author of "Sha'ar ha-Melek." Jabez was the author of: "Leshon 'Arummim" (Smyrna, 1749), containing annotations to Elijah Mizraḥi's supercommentary on Rashi on the Pentateuch and to the passages in Maimonides, and novellæ by Jabez's father; "Leshon Limmudim" (ib. 1755), novellæ on the Ṭurim.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, p. 38;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, p. 297, No. 643;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 202.
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