Frat Maimon

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Frat Maimon (also known as Prat Maimon or Solomon ben Menaham) was a Jewish Provençal scholar. He flourished in the second half of the fourteenth century. The name "Frat" is, according to Neubauer,[1] abbreviated from "Frater." Frat Maimon was the author of four works, which are known only by quotations made from them by three of his disciples: (1) Edut le-Yisrael, probably a controversial treatise on religion; (2) Netzer Mattai, on the philosophical explanations of the haggadot found in the Talmud; (3) a commentary on the poem "Batte ha-Nefesh" of Levi ben Abraham; (4) comments on Genesis.

His students included Nathanael ben Nehemiah Caspi, Jacob ben Chayyim Comprat Vidal Farissol, and Solomon ben Judah of Lunel.


  1. ^ Ernest Renan and Adolphe Neubauer, Les Ecrivains Juifs Français (1893), p. 753.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainRichard Gottheil and Isaac Broydé (1901–1906). "Frat Maimon". In Singer, Isidore; et al. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.