Nunes-torres, David

Nunes-Torres, David a great Talmudical scholar, was born in the second half of the 17th century, either at Lisbon or Amsterdam. In the last-named place he was for many years president of the academies Abi Jethomim and Keter Shem Tob. Towards the end of the year 1690 he was called to the Hague as rabbi of the Portuguese congregation, which position he held until his death, which occurred in 1728. Besides some sermons which he published in 1690 and 1691, under the title Sermons de David Nunes-Torres, Pregador de celebre irnandade de Abi Jetomim (Amsterdam, Moses Dias, 5450, 5451), he edited the Hebrew Bible, with the commentary of Rashi and the Vulgate (Amst. 1700, 4 vols.): — the Shulchan Aruch of Jos. Karo (q.v.) in connection with Sal. Jeh. Leone (ibid. 1698): — the יָד הִחֲזָקָה of Maimonides (q.v.), in 4 vols. (ibid. 1702). See Fiirst, Bibl. Jud. 3:41; Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. 3:201; 14:809; Mnemor. c. Lit. Portugueza, 4:327; Catalogus librorum Rab. Dav. Nunes-Torres, varii generis et editionis (Hague, 1728); Kayserliig in Frankel's Monatsschrift, 1864, p. 317 sq. (B. P.)

Topical Outlines Nave's Bible Topics International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Online King James Bible King James Dictionary

Verse reference tagging and popups powered by VerseClick™.