- (c. 1451 -c. 1525)Italian biblical scholar, geographer and polemicist. He was born in Avignon and lived in Ferrara and Mantua, working as a cantor and copyist. He represented Judaism before the Duke of Ferrara in a religious dispute with two Dominican monks. He wrote a commentary on the Torah, Ecclesiastes and Job, a defence of Judaism, and the first modern Hebrew work on geography.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
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