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ABRAHAM OF MONTPELLIER:

Commentator on the greater part of the Talmud. His commentaries on Ḥullin and Ketubot are quoted by Jacob ben Moses of Bagnols, who wrote between 1357-61, and by Menahem di Lonzano, who lived in the second half of the sixteenth century. He has been mistaken for the father of the celebrated anti-Maimonist Solomon ben Abraham of Montpellier, who flourished in the middle of the thirteenth century. Isaac de Lattes, in his "Sha'are Zion" (ed. Buber, p. 42), names Rabbi Abraham among the scholars of the generation succeeding Solomon, of whose father he speaks simply as "Abraham," without the title of rabbi.

Bibliography:
  • De Lattes, Sha'are Zion, ed. Buber, p. 42;
  • Neubauer, in Rev. Ét. Juives, 1884, xvii. 53;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 326.
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