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ASHKENAZI, SAUL COHEN:

Religious philosopher of German descent, as his name indicates; born in Candia 1470; died at Constantinople May 28, 1523. He was a disciple of Elijah Delmedigo, who induced him to devote his attention to philosophy. His principal works are: (1) "Sheëlot," a philosophic treatise, in the form of questions addressed to Isaac Abravanel, published together with the latter's replies and with philosophic essays by various other authors, Venice, 1574, and (2) an epilogue to his master's chief work, "BeḦinat ha-Dat," Basel, 1629.

Bibliography:
  • Geiger, Melo Ḥofnayim, xxii. 64, 66, 72, Berlin, 1840;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 2507.
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