BONIRAC, SOLOMON (perhaps = Bon Isaac):
Spanish translator; lived at Barcelona in the middle of the fourteenth century. He translated from the Arabic into Hebrew Galen's medical work on the crisis, under the title, "Sefer Buḥran" (Book on Vapors). The translator probably possessed no Hebrew expression for "crisis," and so preserved the Arabic word "buḥran" used by the Arabic translator, Ḥonein ibn Isḥaḳ. The "Sefer Buḥran" is still extant in manuscript at Leyden (Scaliger, 2, 15).
- Loeb, in Rev. Et. Juives, iv. 64;
- Steinschneider, Hebr. Uebers. p. 652.