Offenhausen, Salomon Zebi
Offenhausen, Salomon Zebi, a polemic who lived about the beginning of the 16th century. We know nothing of him beyond the fact that he wrote an apologetical work against the Jewish convert S. Fr. Brenz, and his work, Judischer abgestreifter Schlangenbalg (Nuremberg, 1614), entitled. צרַי הִיהוּדַים (Hanover, 1615), written in Judaeo-German and in rabbinical letters, which was translated into Latin by Jo. Wulfer, under the title Theriaca ad examen revocata (Nuremberg, 1681), of which some excerpts are found in Eisenmenger's Neuentdecktes Judenthum, 1:134 sq. See Finrst, Bibl. Jud. 3:46; Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. 1:358; 3:245; Steinschneider, Jewish Literature, p. 213; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, 4:2194 sq.; De Rossi, Dizionario storico degli autori Ebrei, p. 250 sq. (Germ. transl. by Hamberger); by the same author, Bibliotheca Judaica Antichristiana. p.
126 (Parma. 1800); Eisenmenger, Neuentdecktes Judenthum, vol. i (index of the Germano-Hebrew books referred to in his work); Fabricius, Delectus argumentorum et syllabus Scriptorum, etc. (Hamburg, 1725, p. 588 sq.). (B.P.)