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ABBAS, MOSES:

A name borne by several persons of whom the following three are mentioned in Zunz ("Literaturgesch." p. 342): 1. Moses Abbas flourished about 1400 and carried on a correspondence with the Provençal poet Solomon Bonfed, who dedicated several poems to him. Isaac ben Sheshet mentions him as the pupil of Ḥisdai ben Solomon. 2. Moses ben Jacob Abbas of Tyre, physician and poet; flourished in the second half of the sixteenth century. About 1578 he addressed a poem to the poet Saadia Longo in Salonica. 3. Moses Judah Abbas, of Hebron; lived about 1660.

Bibliography:
  • Montefiore (Jews' College) MS., No. 242, fol. 12, No. 243, fol. 162;
  • Conforte, Ḳore ha-Dorot, pp. 40, 49;
  • Carmoly, Hist. des Médecins Juifs, pp. 65, 295;
  • idem, Chronicles of the Yaḥya Family (Hebr.);
  • Steinschneider, Hebr. Bibl. xiv. 79;
  • De Rossi, Dizionario Storico (German ed.), p. 1.
H. Hir.
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