Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan

(fl. 12th-13th century)
   French translator and writer. He lived in Normandy and England. His Fox Fables were collected largely from non-Jewish sources. He translated into Hebrew the Quaestiones naturales of Abelard of Bath and wrote ethical treatises. He has been identified with Benedictus le Puncteur, who lived in Oxford at the end of the 12th century.

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