Judah ben Nissim

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Judah ben Nissim al-Malkah was a Moroccan, Jewish writer and philosopher living in the 13th century.[1] His main work is Uns al-Gharīb[2] (The consolatian of the exiled). He also wrote a commentary on the Pirke De-Rabbi Eliezer and Tafsīr al-Salawāt, a commentary on liturgy and a work on astrology, which probably bore the title Kitāb al-Miftāh (The Key Book).


  1. ^ Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Medieval Jewish philosophy: an introduction, Routledge, 1996, p. 119
  2. ^ new ed. by Editions de l'éclat, 2008
  • S. Munk, Les Manuscrits Hébreux de l'Oratoire (1911), pp. 15–17
  • Steinschneider, Uebersetzungen, pp. 405–6
  • J.M. Toledano, Ner ha-Ma'arav (1911), 41; G. Sarton, Introduction to the History of Science, 3 pt. 2 (1947), 1444
  • G. Vajda, "Juda ben Nissim Ibn Malka, philosophe juif marocain", in: Homenaje a Millas-Vallicrosa, 2 (1956)
  • M. Idel, in: Pe'amim, 43 (1990), pp. 4–15.