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MOSES B. SAMUEL OF ROQUEMAURE ():

Physician and translator of the fourteenth century; lived at Avignon, Toledo, and Seville. At Toledo he wrote a poem, before 1358, satirizing the eccentric philosophical writer Shemariah of Negropont, who posed as Messiah and prophet while in Castile. Moses next went to Seville, where he was baptized, taking the name of Juan d'Avignon. There he translated (1360) Bernard de Gordon's "Lilium Medicinæ" from the Latin into Hebrew, under the title "Peraḥ ha-Refu'ot."

Bibliography:
  • Neubauer, Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS. No. 2127;
  • idem, in R. E. J. x. 89 et seq.;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 629;
  • Steinschneider, Hebr. Uebers. p. 785.
G. M. K.
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