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NAHUM:

Liturgical poet; lived about 1300, probably in southern Spain. He possessed unusual talent. Some of his poems have been translated into German and printed by Michael Sachs, while others are preserved only in manuscript.

This Nahum must not be confounded with another liturgical poet of the same name who seems to have lived in the twelfth century and whose home was probably in Italy.

Bibliography:
  • Dukes, Zur Kenntniss der Neuhebräischen Religiösen, Poesie, pp. 162 et seq., Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1842;
  • Sachs, Die Religiöse Poesie, pp. 131 et seq.;
  • Zunz, Literaturgesch. pp. 457, 492.
D. M. K.
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