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JACOB BEN MOSES OF BAGNOLS:

Provençal theologian of the second half of the fourteenth century; lived successively at Salon, Avignon, and Argon. He was the author of a casuistic and philosophical work, still extant in manuscript ("British Museum Cat." MS. No. 2705). It is divided into three parts, each with a different title: (1) "Pesaḳim," on things permitted and prohibited ("issur we-hetter"); (2) "'Ezrat Nashim," on marriage, levirate, and divorce laws; (3) "Sod ha-Hashgaḥah," containing essays on ethics, philosophy, and mysticism.

Bibliography:
  • Neubauer, in R. E. J. ix. 51-58;
  • Renan-Neubauer, Les Ecrivains Juifs Français, pp. 311 et seq.;
  • Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 657.
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