Jeshua ben Judah

(fl. 11th cent.)
   Palestinian Karaite scholar. He lived in Jeruslaem. His principal works are an Arabic translation of the Pentateuch with a philosophical commentary, a study of the law of incest, and philosophical tracts.

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