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JOSEPH BEN DAVID HEILBRONN OF ESCHAU:

German Masorite; lived at The Hague in the eighteenth century. He was the author of "Sefer Mebin Ḥidot" (Amsterdam, 1765), an important work on the Masorah, with an appendix containing a reply to a criticism of Asher Worms. Joseph edited, under the title "Seder Tefillot li-Yeme Simḥat Torah" (ib. 1769), prayers for the feast of Simḥat Torah and other occasional prayers.

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1455;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 283;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 491.
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