Romano, Jehudah Leone, Ben-moses

Romano, Jehudah Leone, Ben-Moses,

of Rome, was born about the year 1292. He was the teacher of king Robert of Naples, whom he instructed in the languages of the Bible. He was very well acquainted with scholastic literature, and translated the philosophical writings of Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, and others for his coreligionists. He also wrote Elucidations on passages of the Bible from a philosophical standpoint, excerpts of which have been published in Immanuel of Rome's Commentary on Proverbs (Naples, 1486). The date of Romano's death is not known. Most of his writings are still in MS. in Rome, Florence, Paris, Munich, Oxford, and London. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 165 sq.; Delitzsch, Kunst, Wissenschaft u. Judenthum, p. 257; De Rossi, Dizionario Storico degli Autori Ebrei, p. 277 (Germ. transl.); Gratz, Gesch. d. Juden (Leips. 1873), 7, 298 sq.; more especially Zunz, Jehuda b.-Moses Romano, reprinted in Geiger's Wissenschaftl. Zeitschr. fur jud. Theologie (Frankfort-on-the-Maine, 1836), 2, 321-330; and Steinschneider, Giuda Romano, Notizia estratta del giorn. Romano Il Buonarotti, Gennaio, 1870 (Roma, 1870), mentioned in Kayserling's Bibliothek juidischer Kanzelredner, 2, Beilage, p. 14 sq. (B.P.)

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