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BELIN, ELIJAH BEN MOSES I. (or BLIN):

German commentator and liturgical poet of the fifteenth century. He was rabbi, cantor, and teacher of Talmud and Rabbinic literature at Worms, 1490. According to Zunz, he lived before this at Bingen-on-the-Rhine. Belin wrote a supercommentary on Rashi's commentary on the Pentateuch; and Simon Aschenburg incorporated some of his explanations into his own compilation and supercommentary "Debek Ṭob" (Venice, 1588), mentioning the fact in the preface. In the collection of manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, Oxford (Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." No. 672), there are three Hebrew poems by Belin.

Bibliography:
  • Zunz, L. G. p. 107;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 367;
  • Brüll, in Bet Oẓar ha-Sifrut, i. 31, 32.
L. G. I. Ber.
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