Convert to Christianity; lived at Paris, later at Metz, in the second half of the seventeenth century. He was a descendant of the rabbi Jacob Weil of Nuremberg. Having embraced Christianity while still a youth, he studied theology at the Sorbonne, and devoted himself to the interpretation of Maimonides' "Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah," of which he translated into Latin the following halakot: "'Abodat Yom ha-Kippurim," Paris, 1667; "Ḥameẓ u-Maẓẓah," ib. 1667; "Ḳiddush ha-Ḥodesh," ib. 1669; "Ta'aniyyot," ib. 1667; "Sefer ha-'Abodah," comprising all the halakot concerning the service of the Temple, ib. 1678; "Sefer ha-Ḳorbanot," with Abravanel's introduction to Leviticus, London, 1683. A separate edition of this introduction appeared under the title "Haḳdamat Abravanel el Sefer Wa-Yiḳra," Amsterdam, 1701.

In addition to these works Compiègne translated into Latin Abraham Yagel's catechism, "Leḳaḥ Ṭob," London, 1679.

  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iv. 891;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 184.
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