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David ben Samuel of Estelle
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[David Kochabi]

d. ca 1340. France. Jewish scholar from Estelle (Étoile-sur-Rhône, Dauphiné); author of an overview of rabbinical scholarship as an introduction to his Qiryat Sefer (Borough of the Book), written in Provence. The Qiryat Sefer consists of three parts on God, the preservation of body and soul, and rules for social relationships. In its introduction, David includes a short history of rabbinical scholarship (Seder ha-Qabbalah, order of tradition).

Beginning with the Geonim, major scholars of the academies in Sura and Pumbedita from the 7th to the end of the 11th century, …

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Haverkamp, Eva, “David ben Samuel of Estelle”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00860>
First published online: 2016



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