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CORDOVERO, GEDALYAH BEN MOSES:

Talmudic scholar; lived at Safed in the sixteenth century. He was a son of the famous cabalist Moses Cordovero, a nephew (on his mother's side) of the cabalist Solomon Alḳabiẓ, and a pupil of Solomon Sagis. He edited three works of his father: "'Abodat Yom ha-Kippurim"; "Or Ne'erab," towhich he wrote a preface (Venice, 1585); "Pardes Rimmonim," also with a preface by him (Venice, 1586). He further edited "Ḥesheḳ Shelomoh," the work of an anonymous writer (Venice, 1588), and compiled a glossary of all the non-Hebrew words occurring in the Bible, giving their equivalents in Spanish (Venice, 1616). In addition, a responsum by him is mentioned by Yom-Ṭob Ẓahalon, in his collection of responsa (§ 116). See Lonsano, Menahem de.

Bibliography:
  • David Conforte, Ḳore ha-Dorot, 36b. Berlin, 1846;
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i. 40, No. 7;
  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i. 281, No. 452;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, p. 304, No. 668;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1002, No. 5118;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 187.
L. G. M. Sel.
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