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DAVID BEN ABRAHAM SHEMARIAH:

Cabalistic writer; lived at Salonica toward the end of the sixteenth century. He wrote "Torat Emet" (The True Law), which is an abridgment of the section on Genesis in the Zohar, with a commentary and glossary. Afterward he found a copy of the Zohar Ḥadash (Salonica, 1597), and added the contents of some of the parashiyyot to his work. At the end of the book there is an appendix called "Tokaḥah" (Warning), which Steinschneider supposes to be intended for "Miftaḥot" (Index). This work was printed at Salonica in 1604.

Bibliography:
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 198;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. No. 4846;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 645, No. 474;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 258;
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 197;
  • Ḳore ha-Dorot, 50b.
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