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BONDAVI (EN):

Translator; brother of Samuel of Marseilles; lived at Tarascon in the first half of the fourteenth century. Bondavi assisted his brother in revising the Hebrew translation, by Jacob ben Machir, of Abu Mohammed Jabir ibn Aflaḥ's abridgment of Ptolemy's "Almagest." His brother speaks of him in the colophon as well versed in such subjects.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Hebr. Uebers. p. 544;
  • Renan-Neubauer, Ecrivains Juifs Français, p. 561;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 381.
G. M. S.
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