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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Farrar (Ferrar), Abraham

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Portuguese physician and poet born at Porto died at Amsterdam 1663. After practising medicine at Lisbon, Farrar emigrated to Amsterdam, where he became (1639) president of the Portuguese community. He was a nephew of Jacob Tirado, the founder of the Portuguese congregation Bet Ya' aḳ ob at Amsterdam. There Farrar formed a friendship with Manasseh b. Israel, who dedicated to him his "Thesauro dos Dinim" Farrar's "Declaraç ã o das Seiscentas e Treze Encommendanç as da Nossa Santa Ley" (Amsterdam, 1627) is a poetical rendering of the "Taryag Miẓ wot" in Portuguese verse. He calls himself in this work "the Portuguese exile" (Judeo do destierro Portugal). De Barrios ("Relacion de los Poetas," p. 53) says, wrongly, that Farrar wrote in Spanish.

Bibliography : De Barrios, Relacion de los Poetas , p. 53 Kayserling, Gesch. der Juden in Portugal , p. 290 idem, Bibl. Esp.-Port.-Jud. p. 44 idem, in Rev. Etudes Juives , 18:281, 282.G. M. Sel.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Farrar (Ferrar), Abraham'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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