NOLA, ELIJAH BEN JOSEPH DI:
Italian physician and rabbi of the sixteenth century. In 1563 he was living in Rome, where he occupied the position of rabbi. He enjoyed a high reputation as a Talmudical authority and was consulted on halakic decisions. A responsum of his on the abolition of levirate marriages, addressed to Eliakim of Macerata, was inserted by Isaac Lampronti in his "Paḥad Yiẓḥaḳ" (iv. 26b). Nola was also a zealous student of philosophy and translated from Latin into Hebrew the "Summa Librorum VIII. Physicorum" of Robert of Lincoln (Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 1352, 5). Moses Alatino mentions Nola as having aided him in his Latin translation of Themistius' "Paraphrasis" of Aristotle's "De Cœlo."
- Perles, Studien. pp. 217 et seq.;
- Mortara, Indice;
- Steinschneider, Hebr. Uebers. p. 476;
- Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, ii. 260.