Shemaiah of Soissons
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Shemaiah of Soissons was a Jewish scholar of the 12th century, a pupil of Rashi. He was the author of the following works:
- Sodot or Midrash, notes on the construction of the Tabernacle as described in Ex. xxv.-xxvi. It was edited on the basis of the Munich manuscript by Berliner in Monatsschrift, 1864, pp. 224 et seq.
- An exegesis of Deut. xiii., in manuscript.
- Commentary on the Maḥzor, also in manuscript.
- Glosses on the Pentateuch.
- Commentary on the Song of Solomon.
He is often erroneously identified with Shemaiah of Troyes.
Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography
- Gedaliah ibn Yaḥya, Shalshelet ha-Ḳabbalah, ed. Amsterdam, p. 38b;
- David Conforte, Ḳore ha-Dorot, p. 18a;
- Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, p. 83a;
- Zunz, Z. G. p. 76;
- idem, Ritus, p. 201;
- Dukes, in Literaturblatt, v. 232;
- A. Geiger, Parschandatha, p. 20, note;
- Henri Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 648.
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