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Oceda, Samuel ben-Israel

a Jewish savant of note, flourished towards the end of the 16th century, and was a pupil of the famous Cabalists Isaac Loria (q.v.) and ChazimVital. He was a darshan or preacher at Safed, in Upper Galilee, and wrote a very extensive commentary on the treatise Aboth, entitled מַדְרִשׁ שְׁמוּאֵל, with special reference to the commentaries of Gerundi, Abulafia, Maimonides, Abarbanel, Bertinore, Almosino, and others (Venice, 1519, and often): a commentary on Lamentations, entitled לֶחֶם דַּמְעָה , "the Bread of Sorrow," the Hebrew text and Rashi's commentary (Venice, 1600, and often): a commentary on Ruth, entitled אַגֶּרֶת שְׁמוּאֵל, "the Letter of Samuel" (Constantinople, 1597, and often; last edition, Zolkiew, 1801). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:44; Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. 1:1085; 3:1070 sq.; H. Adams. History of the Jews (Boston, 1812)j ii, 15; Rossi, Dizionario storico degli autori Ebrei, p. 254. (B. P.)

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Oceda, Samuel ben-Israel'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/o/oceda-samuel-ben-israel.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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