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DAVID (TEVELE) B. BENJAMIN:

German Talmudic scholar; born at Posen; died at Ottensee, near Hamburg, 1699. He wrote the following works: "Masoret ha-Berit" (The Bond of the Covenant), a homiletic commentary on the Pentateuch and the Five Scrolls, edited by his son MeÏr b. David (Hamburg, 1715); "Sha'are Ẓiyyon" (The Gates of Zion), a book of ethics and homiletics divided into thirteen chapters, taken from the "Sefer Ḥasidim" and other works.

Bibliography:
  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i. 398; iii. 187, 280;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 857;
  • idem, Jewish Literature, p. 234;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 218;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. iii. 418.
L. G.M. Sel.
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