Laniado, Samuel Ben-abraham

Laniado, Samuel Ben-Abraham, another Italian rabbi of note, flourished at Aleppo about 1580. He wrote a commentary on the Pentateuch, entitled חמדה כלי, Delightful Vessel, which was first published in Venice in 1594-1595. He explains the Pentateuch according to the Sabbatic Lessons, SEE HAPIITARAH, in the Midrashic manner: — A commentary on Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings, entitled כלי יקר, Precious Vessel, which was first published in Venice in 1603, and excerpts of it are printed in Frankfurter's Rabbinic

Bible (q.v.). It consists chiefly of extracts from the expositions of Rashi, Aben-Ezra, Ralbag, etc.: — A commentary on Isaiah, called כלי פז , A Vessel of Pure Gold (Venice, 1657). It is a very lengthy commentary, and, like the former, is chiefly made up from the expositions of Rashi, Aben- Ezra, Ralbag, etc. See First, Biblioft. Hebraica, 2:222; Steinschneider, Cataloqgus Libr. Hebr. in Bibliotheca Bodleiana, col. 2433; Kitto, Bibl. Cyclop. s.v.

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