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DIAS (DIAZ), MOSES B. ISAAC:

Author, publisher, and bookseller of Amsterdam. In 1695 he published Joseph Franco Serrano's Spanish translation of the Pentateuch, and, between that date and 1715, a number of Hebrew books. He is the author of "Meditaciones Sobre la Historia Sagrada del Genesis, con Ponderaciones Fundadas en las Explicaciones, y Comentos Diferentes de los Antiguos y Modernos Expositores" (Amsterdam, 1697), dedicated to Samuel Cohen Nasi. A second and enlarged edition, dedicated to the Cavallero Selomo de Medina, appeared at Amsterdam in 1705.

Bibliography:
  • Jüdische Typographie, in Ersch and Gruber, Encyc. section ii., part 28, p. 69;
  • Kayserling, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. pp. 41 et seq.
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