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DAVID B. JACOB OF SZCZEBRSZYN:

Polish scholar; known only as the author of a commentary on the so-called "Targum Jonathan" and "Targum Yerushalmi" of the Pentateuch (also known as "Targum Yerushalmi I." and "Targum Yerushalmi II."), and on the Targum Sheni" of the Book of Esther. It was published in Prague in 1609, but there is a record of a former edition printed in the same place in 1537, which would place the author in the first half of the sixteenth century. The commentary, which is really a glossary, was reprinted in Prague in 1781, and again in 1789. Steinschneider ("Cat. Bodl." No. 4816) denies the existence of the edition of 1537.

Bibliography:
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 199;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 483;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 258, Warsaw, 1886.
L. G.P. Wi.
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