Kimhi, Moses

(d. C.1190)
   French grammarian and exegete, son of Joseph Kimhi. He was active in Narbonne, Provence. His Mahalakh Shevile ha-Daat was the first printed Hebrew grammar (1489); trans-lated into Latin, it was used by Christian scholars during the period of the Reformation. He was also the author of commentaries on Proverbs, Ezra and Nehemiah as well as liturgical poems.

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  • Kimhi, Moses — ▪ European scholar Kimhi also spelled  Kimchi, Kimḥi, or Qimḥi,  also called  Remak (an acronym of Rabbi Moses Kimhi)   died c. 1190, Narbonne?, Toulouse, Fr.       European author of an influential Hebrew grammar, Mahalakh shevile ha daʿat… …   Universalium

  • Moses Kimhi — (c. 1127 – c. 1190) was a medieval Jewish biblical commentator and grammarian. Birth and Early Life Kimhi was born around 1127, the eldest son of Joseph Kimhi and the brother of David Kimhi, known as the RaDaK. He was born and lived in the… …   Wikipedia

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  • KIMḤI, DAVID — (known as Radak from the acronym of Rabbi David Kimḥi; Maistre Petit; 1160?–1235?), grammarian and exegete of Narbonne, Provence. The son of Joseph Kimḥi and brother and pupil of , David was a teacher in his native town and was active in public… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • Moses (given name) — Moses or Moshe is a male given name, after the biblical figure Moses. According to the Torah, the name Moses comes from the Hebrew verb meaning to pull/draw out [of water]. The infant Moses was given this name by Pharaoh s daughter after rescuing …   Wikipedia

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