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SOLOMON BEN JUDAH OF LUNEL:

Provençal philosopher; born in 1411. His Provençalname was Solomon Vives. When he was only thirteen years of age he composed, under the direction of his master, Frat Maimon, a commentary on the "Cuzari" of Judah ha-Levi. This commentary is extant in manuscript (Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 2383) under the title "Ḥesheḳ Shelomoh." The young author displays in this work a considerable knowledge of the philosophical literature of his time. From a quotation made therein, it seems that Solomon wrote another commentary on the "Ruaḥ Ḥen," which he wrongly attributes to Samuel ibn Tibbon.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Hebr. Bibl. xvi. 127;
  • Renan, Les Ecrivains Juifs Français, p. 412;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 290.
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