Gershon ben Solomon of Arles
He was the author of "Sha'ar ha-Shamayim" (Venice, 1547; Rödelsheim, 1801), a sort of encyclopedia divided into three parts, treating: (1) of natural phenomena, metals, plants, animals, and man; (2) of astronomy, principally extracted from Alfergani and the Almagest; and (3) of metaphysics, taken from the Moreh Nebukim of Maimonides.
- Leopold Zunz, Benjamin of Tudela, ii. 259;
- Moritz Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1014;
- idem, in R. E. J. v. 278;
- Sachs, Kerem Ḥemed, viii. 157;
- Monatsschrift, 1879, pp. 20 et seq.;
- Ernest Renan-Adolf Neubauer, Les Rabbins Français, pp. 589 et seq.;
- Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 82.
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