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ABRAHAM IBN SHOSHAN – Well-known philanthropist and financier; member of the famous Spanish family, to which the Sassoons trace their descent. He lived in Spain (most likely at Toledo) in the fourteenth century. He is mentioned several times in the...
ABRAHAM BEN SIMEON HAIDE (HAIDA) – See Haida, Abraham ben Simeon.
ABRAHAM BEN SIMEON BEN JUDAH BEN SIMEON OF WORMS – Cabalist; born 1410; died 1440. He was the author of "Segullat Melakim" (Royal Devices), a treatise containing information on practical Cabala and on magic and natural science, which he collected on his travels. This treatise he...
ABRAHAM SIRALAVO – See Siralavo, Abraham.
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON – Talmudic scholar, who flourished in Italy at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Some of his interpretations and decisions are recorded by Zedekiah ben Abraham 'Anaw, the author of the "Shibbole ha-Leḳeṭ" (Ears of...
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON AKRA – An Italian scholar and editor of scientific works; lived at the end of the sixteenth century. He edited the work "Meharere Nemerim" (Venice, 1599), a collection of several methodological essays and commentaries on various...
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON CONTI – See Conti, Abraham ben Solomon.
ABRAHAM SOLOMON OF SAINT MAXIMIN – Physician, who flourished in the fifteenth century, being in high favor with René of Anjou, count of Provence. Cæsar of Nostradamus, himself of Jewish origin, in "L'Histoire et Chronologie de Provence," p. 618 (Lyons, 1624),...
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON SELAMA – See Selama, Abraham ben Solomon.
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON OF TORRUTIEL – Historian; lived at the end of the fifteenth century and at the beginning of the sixteenth. When only nine or ten years old, he was compelled to leave Spain (1492) in the company of those whom Ferdinand and Isabella had driven...
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON TREVES ẒARFATI – See Treves, Abraham ben Solomon.
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON YARḤI ẒARFATI – See Yarḥi, Abraham ben Solomon.
ABRAHAM BEN SOLOMON OF ZAMORA – Eschatological writer of the thirteenth century. His work exists in the library of Munich (Codex 47, 7d), but has not yet been published. It has been conjectured by Zunz that one of Abraham ibn Ḥiyyah's works was dedicated to...
ABRAHAM SULMAR – See Sulmar, Abraham.
ABRAHAM TALMID – See Talmid, Abraham.
ABRAHAM IBN TAVVAH – See Tuvvah, Abraham ibn.
ABRAHAM TAWIL BEN ISAAC – See Tawil, Abraham, ben Isaac.
ABRAHAM OF TOLEDO – Physician of King Alfonso the Wise of Castile, who esteemed him highly; flourished in the second half of the thirteenth century. At the king's request he translated several books from Arabic into Spanish. One of these was...
ABRAHAM TROKI BEN JOSIAH – See Abraham ben Josiah ha-Rofe.
ABRAHAM OF TROYES – Head of the community of Troyes, France; lived about the middle of the twelfth century. He was a contemporary of Rabbenu Tam. The influence that he exercised at Troyes gave rise to a somewhat curious legal incident. Eleazar...
ABRAHAM OF VALLADOLID – See Abner of Burgos.
ABRAHAM DEL VECCHIO OF FERRARA – See Del Vecchio, Abraham, of Ferrara.
ABRAHAM HA-YAKINI – One of the chief agitators in the Shabbethaian movement, the son of Pethahiah of Constantinople; born—according to a not entirely reliable source, (Lemberg, 1871, p. 3)—on Sept. 8, 1611. He studied under Joseph di Trani of...
ABRAHAM BEN YEFET (JAPHETH) – Karaite poet; born about the beginning of the fifteenth century; died after 1460. He traced his descent to Moses Dar'i, the celebrated Karaite poet. He copied the religio-legal compendium of Samuel ha-Rofe ha-Ma'arabi in 1460....
ABRAHAM YIẒḤAḲI OF SALONICA – See Hoeshel, Abraham Joshua.