Alkabaz (and Alkabets), Solomon Ben-moses

Alkabaz (And Alkabets), Solomon Ben-Moses, a Jewish writer of Safed, in Upper Galilee, who flourished from 1529 to 1553, is the author of a commentary on the Song of Songs, entitled אילת אהבים (Venice, 1552): — on Esther, entitled מנות הלוי (ibid. 1585):on Ruth, called שרש ישי, The Root of Jesse (Const. 1561); He also wrote religious hymns, שירים, of which the hymn for the Sabbath eve, לכה דודי, "Come, my beloved," is best known. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 1, 39; De Rossi, Dizioziario Storico (Germ. transl.), p. 38. (B. P.)

 
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