Jehudah (Arje-loeb) Ben-zebi (Hirsh)
Jehudah (Arje-Loeb) Ben-Zebi (Hirsh), a Jewish writer of some note, was born at Krotoschin (Polish Prussia) about 1680. He afterwards became rabbi at Carpentras and Avignon. His works are:
(1) A Hebrew Lexicon, entitled אָהַלֵי יהוּדָה (The Tents of Judah) (Jesnitz, 1719, 4to), consisting of two parts; the first part, שֵׁם עוֹלָם (the everlasting name), confines itself mainly to proper names; the second part, יָד ושֵׁם (place and name), supplies the words omitted in the first part. This work partakes of the nature of a concordance as well as of a lexicon, inasmuch as it gives the places in Scripture in which every word is to be found: —
(2) A Hebrew Grammar, called חֵלֶק יֵהוּדָה (The Portion of Judah); of this work, the introduction only, יסוד לשון הקודש (The Foundation of the Sacred Language), was ever published (Wilmersdorf, 1721, 4to); it contains fifteen canons and paradigms, with a German translation: — and
(3) a Concordance, entitled גֶּזִע יהוּדָה (The Stem of Judah),which only goes as far as the root צנŠ (Offenbach, 1732, 4to). — Kitto, Biblic. Cyclop. s.v.; Steinschneider, Libri Hebroei in Biblioth. Bodleiana, col. 1378; Bibliogr. Handb. f. Hebr. Sprachkunde (Leipzig, 1859), p. 70; Fürst, Biblioth. Jud. 1, 145 sq.