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Abraham (ben Gedaliah) ben Asher

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

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A commentator; native of Safed, Syria; held rabbinical office at Aleppo in the second half of the sixteenth century. He was a pupil of Joseph Caro (1488-1575), with whom in later years he maintained a learned correspondence. Abraham wrote a commentary on the Midrash Rabbot, entitled ("The Light of Reason"), only a part of which—that on Genesis Rabbah—has been published under the subtitle "Ma'adanne Melek" (Royal Delicacies), Venice, 1567, by his brother-in-law, Senior ben Judah Falcon of Venice. The other parts of the commentary are still extant in manuscript, and include also a midrashic commentary attributed to Rashi.

  • Roest, Catalog der Rosenthal'schen Bibliothek, 1:24;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 28.
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Bibliography Information
Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Abraham (ben Gedaliah) ben Asher'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tje/​a/abraham-ben-gedaliah-ben-asher.html. 1901.
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