MENZ, ABRAHAM JOSEPH BEN SIMON WOLF:
Rabbi at Frankfort-on-the-Main at the beginning of the eighteenth century. He wrote an elementary text-book on mathematics entitled "Reshit Limmudim," in three parts: (1) "Kelale Handasah," the general rules of algebra; (2) "Yesodot ha-Gemaṭriot," the elements of geometry; (3) "Yesod ha-Tekunah," on astronomy; the first part only has been published (Berlin, 1775). It contains the first book of Euclid, rearranged, with many original examples by the author.
- Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 702;
- Fürst, Bibl. Jud. ii. 368;
- Zeitlin, Bibl. Hebr. p. 238;
- Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, i. 40;
- Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 542, No. 49.