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JOSEPH BEN KALONYMUS HA-NAḲDAN:

German Masorite and liturgical poet; flourished in the first half of the thirteenth century. He was the author of a long acrostic poem on the accents, with a commentary. Joseph composed also liturgical poems, among which were: and , found in the French manuscript Maḥzor of 1278; a dirge beginning with and a seliḥah beginning with , on the martyrs of Fulda.

Bibliography:
  • Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 335;
  • idem, Z. G. p. iii.;
  • Landshuth, 'Ammude ha-'Abodah, p. 95;
  • Steinschneider, Jewish Literature, p. 139.
G. I. Br.
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