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ABRAHAM BEN JOSEPH OF ORLEANS:

French Talmudist; lived at Orleans, and perhaps at London, in the twelfth century. He belongs to the older tosafists, and his interpretations of the Talmud are quoted several times in the Tosafot. He is mentioned as the father of three daughters. He was the father-in-law of Judah ben Isaac, of Paris, surnamed Sir Leon (1166-1224), and therefore a contemporary of Rabbenu Tam of Rameru, the head of the tosafistic school in the middle of the twelfth century. It has been suggested by Jacobs that he is identical with the Abraham fil Rabbi Joce, mentioned in the English records of the twelfth century.

Bibliography:
  • Zunz, Z. G. p. 47;
  • Jacobs, Jews of Angevin England, pp. 409, 417;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 57.
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