Joseph ben Nathan (Official, Joseph)
- (fl. 13th cent)French writer, son of Nathan ben Joseph Official. He was born of a family who had close relations with the local nobility, and he himself was in the service of the archbishop of Sens as a financial agent. His Sepher ha-Mekanne recounts the religious arguments he and his circle had with the Christian community.
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