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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Caspi, Nathanael Ben Nehemiah

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Provenç al scholar lived at the end of the fourteenth century and at the beginning of the fifteenth. He was a disciple of Frat Maimon , under whose direction he composed in 1424 his first work, a commentary on the "Cuzari." This commentary, still extant in manuscript (Bibliothè que Nationale, Paris, MS. No. 677, and elsewhere), is based upon the Hebrew translation of the "Cuzari" made by Judah Cardinal. Caspi was also the author of the following works: (1) a commentary on the "Ruaḥ Ḥ en," which treats of the terminology of Maimonides (ib. No. 678,3 Parma, No. 395) (2) a commentary on Maimonides' "Shemoneh Peraḳ im" (Paris, No. 678 Parma, No. 395) (3) "Liḳ ḳ utot," a collection of glosses on the Pentateuch (Munich MS. No. 252). These glosses are based upon those of Joseph Official. Many rabbis of eastern France are cited in these glosses, and many French words and sentences may be found in them.

Bibliography : Zeit. fü r Hebr. Bibl. 16:128 et seq. Berliner, Peletat Soferim , pp. 31 et seq. Neubauer, Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS. Colossians 434 Renan-Neubauer, Les Ecrivains Juifs Franç ais , pp. 755 et seq. G. I. Br.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Caspi, Nathanael Ben Nehemiah'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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