BARUCH B. DAVID:
A Talmudic author; lived at Gnesen (near Posen) in the beginning of the seventeenth century. He wrote: "Gedullat Mordecai" (The Greatness of Mordecai), containing annotations and painstaking corrections to the work of Mordecai ben Hillel. Appended to it is his "Agguḍat Ezob" (A Bundle of Hyssop), an epitome of the laws and regulations of the Talmudic treatises Baba Meẓi'a and Baba Batra, showing their bearing on the civil code, "Ḥoshen Mishpaṭ," of Joseph Caro (Hanau, 1615 or 1616). The "Aggudat Ezob" was only a part of a greater, but unpublished, work of the author.
- Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 623.