R. Chizkiyah b. Manoach (Chizkuni)

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Chizkuni
Name
Chizkuni, Chizkiyah ben Manoach
חזקוני, חזקיה בן מנוח
Dates13th century?
LocationFrance?
WorksCommentary on Torah
Exegetical Characteristics
Influenced byRashi, Rashbam, Ibn Ezra, R. Yosef Bekhor Shor
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Life

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    • Hebrew name – 2ר' חזקיה בן מנוח
  • Dates – 13th century. Almost nothing is known for certain about Chizkuni’s life. Chizkuni uses material from a work known to have been authored circa 1240,3 and his commentary is cited by a work authored in 1313,4 thus setting the earliest and latest boundaries for the authorship of Chizkuni. Y. Priel and others estimate that Chizkuni was authored no later than 1260.5
  • Location – Scholarly consensus places Chizkuni in Northern France,6 although no hard evidence exists, with a minority of scholars holding that he may have lived in Provence, or perhaps Germany.7
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  • Biblical commentaries – Chizkuni, a commentary on the entire Torah.8
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