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MANOAH B. JACOB:

French Talmudist; lived at Lunel in the second half of the thirteenth century. He is sometimes quoted under the abbreviation (="R. Manoah"; Halberstam MSS., No. 345). Manoah often cites decisions in the name of his father. After a brief residence at Narbonne, where he studied with Meïr b. Simon and Reuben b. Ḥayyim, Manoah returned to Lunel. Like several of his contemporaries, he was a student of the works of Maimonides, and wrote a commentary on the latter's Yad ha-Ḥazaḳah, which is quoted in "Sha'are Ẓiyyon" under the title "Sefer ha-Manoaḥ," and in "Ḳore ha-Dorot," under the title "Sefer ha-Menuḥah." It was printed at Constantinople in 1518.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, p. 60a;
  • Conforte, Ḳore ha-Dorot, p. 17a;
  • Isaac de Lattes, Sha'are Ẓiyyon, p. 75;
  • Renan-Neubauer, Les Rabbins Français, p. 512;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud.;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 285.
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