Satanow, Isaac Ha-levi

Satanow, Isaac Ha-Levi a Jewish writer, was a native of Satanow, in Russian Poland, where he was born in the year 1732. In 1772 he came to Berlin, where he began to issue those works for which he had prepared himself in his native place, and which have secured him a lasting memorial in Hebrew literature and Biblical exegesis. His works are, a short Hebrew grammar, entitled ס8 שפתי רננות, The Joyful Lips (Berl. 1773): שפת אמת, a Hebrew dictionary in the manner of Kimchi's: ס8 השרשים (ibid. 1787; Prague, 1804): דברים אחדי; on the synonyms and homonyms of the Hebrew language (Berl. 1787; Prague, 1804): — אחת שפה, a Hebrew dictionary, also called ס8השרשים (Berl. 1787): — A Hebrew commentary on and German translation of Job (ibid. 1799). Besides these, Satanow has also written several works of gnomes and apothegms in imitation of the Psalms and Proverbs, as well as grammatical notes on all the difficult passages of the Old Test. which have not as yet been published. Satanow died in 1802. See Fürst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 251 sq.; Delitzsch, Zur Geschichte d. jüdische Poesie, p. 115 sq.; Jost, Gesch. d. Judenth. u. s. Secten, 3, 398, etc.; Kitto, Cyclop.

s.v.; Etheridge, Introd. to Hebrew Lit. p. 395; Grätz, Gesch. d. Juden, 11, 132 sq.; Steinschneider, Bibliograph. Handb. p. 124; Catalogus Libr. Hebr. in Biblioth. Bodl. p. 2502. (B.P.)

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