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12. See Chapter II for a discussion of the date of the Bacale ha-Nefesh. << Chapter >> This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com 4 Home | TOC | Index RABAD OF POSQUIÈRES His birthplace was equally uncertain in early biographical notices about him. 16 This uncertainty was finally eliminated by the publica tion in 1909 of a very important manuscript of Menahem ha-Me’iri entitled Magen Abot. 17 Knowledge of his family background is defective. It would be of considerable interest to know some details about the antecedents of such an original and keen scholar.
Auerbach, Ha-Eshkol, XX. See also Konforte, Kore ha-Dorot (Pietrekov, 1895), ; J. Sambary, Likkutim Midibre Yosef, in A. Neu 20: bauer, Medieval Jewish Chronicles and Chronological Notices (Oxford, 1887–1895), I, 124. , 84), it is . reported that Rabad 10. J. Reifmann, “Toledot ha-Rabad Ba’al ha-Hassagot,” ha-Maggid, VI (1862), 382. 11. Sinai, XXXVI (1955), 320; Encyclopedia Hebraica (Jerusalem, 1949), I, 294; Encyclopedia of Great Men in Israel (Jerusalem, 1946), I, 32; B. , Katuv Sham: Hassagot ha-Rabad cal Bacal ha-Ma’or (Jerusalem, 1957), 22.
6. Atlas, Hebrew introduction to Rabad, BK, 16. See also H. L. Gordon, The Maggid of Caro (New York, 1949), 67. 7. Simeon b. Zemah Duran, Sefer ha-Tashbez (Amsterdam, 1738), 72: ; also quoted by J. Sambary, see note 9. 8. Yashish clearly implies a very old, also venerable, person; see Moced Katan, 25b. At the end of his commentary on Kinnim, Rabad defines “Yashish”: The German Tosafist Mordecai b. Hillel also describes Rabad as “yash ish”; Samuel Kohn, Mardochai ben Hillel: Sein Leben und seine Schriften (Breslau, 1879), 99.