Rabbi at Alt-Ofen at the beginning of the nineteenth century; son of Mordecai b. Abraham Benet (Marcus Benedict). Jacob was the author of "Toledot Mordekai Benet" (Alt-Ofen, 1832). The first part contains a biography, and the second various writings of his father: "Liḳḳuṭim," explanations of Biblical passages; homiletic explanation of "dayyenu" as it occurs fifteen times in the Pesaḥ Haggadah; sermon on Shabbat Teshubah, delivered in 1826; commentary on the song of Deborah; "Ḥiddushe Halakot." The biography is written in a pure and easy Hebrew style.

  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 620;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 103;
  • idem, in Orient, Lit. viii. 494;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1193.
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