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AREPOL, SAMUEL BEN ISAAC BEN YOM-ṬOB:

Commentator on the Bible, lived in Safed and Salonica in the sixteenth century. He is author of the following books: "Imrot Eloah" (God's Sayings), homilies on the Pentateuch (Venice); "Wa'ad la-Ḥakamim" (The Assembly of the Wise), a commentary on the prayer-book (Venice); "Leb Ḥakam" (The Heart of the Wise), a commentary on Ecclesiastes (Constantinople; 1586); "Mizmor le-Todah" (A Song of Thanks), a commentary on Ps. cxix. and the fifteen "Songs of Degrees" (Venice, 1576); "Sar Shalom" (The Prince of Peace), a commentary on Canticles (Safed, 1579); finally he published"Agudat Shemuel" (Samuel's Collection), consisting of extracts from his previously mentioned works (Venice, 1576).

Bibliography:
  • Cat. Bodl. col. 2406;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 7.
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