Solomon ben Judah of Lunel

Solomon ben Judah of Lunel (born 1411) (Hebrew: שלמה בן יהודה) was a Provençal philosopher. His Provençal name was Solomon Vives. When he was only 13 years of age he composed, under the direction of his master, Frat Maimon, a commentary on the "Cuzari" of Judah ha-Levi. This commentary is extant in manuscript (A. Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 2383) under the title "Ḥesheḳ Shelomoh." The young author displays in this work a considerable knowledge of the philosophical literature of his time. From a quotation made therein, it seems that Solomon wrote another commentary on the "Ruaḥ Ḥen," which he wrongly attributes to Samuel ibn Tibbon.

Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography

*Moritz Steinschneider, "Hebr. Bibl." xvi.127;
*Ernest Renan, "Les Ecrivains Juifs Français," p. 412;
*Henri Gross, "Gallia Judaica," p. 290.

External links

* [Jewish Encyclopedia article on Solomon ben Judah of Lunel] , by Wilhelm Bacher and Jacob Zallel Lauterbach

References

*JewishEncyclopedia


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