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SIMEON BEN SAMUEL OF JOINVILLE:

French tosafist and Biblical commentator of the thirteenth century. He is once referred to, erroneously, as Samson b. Samuel ("Sefer ha-Mordekai," B. B. ix., No. 639) and once as Shemaiah ("Haggahot Maimuniyyot" to Ishshut xxiv.). Simeon was a pupil of Isaac b. Samuel ha-Zaḳen (Meïr of Rothenburg, Responsa, No. 76) and the teacher of Eliezer b. Joel ha-Levi ("Sefer ha-Mordekai," Ḳid. iii., No. 530). As a tosafist he is generally quoted as Simeon of Joinville, or Simeon b. Samuel, but is sometimes referred to merely as Simeon (Tos. 'Er. 28b et passim). As a Biblical commentator he is quoted by Isaac b. Judah in his "Pa'neaḥ Raza" (section "Maṭṭot").

Bibliography:
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 255;
  • Kohn, Mardochai b. Hillel, p. 155.
E. C. M. Sel.
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