Kimkhi David( French rabbi and writer exegete)
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Biography Kimkhi David
known as the Radak (Rabbi abbreviation Davvid Kimkhi).
Born in Narbonne (France) in 1160 and died there in 1235. Family Kimkhi made a great contribution to Jewish literature and philology: his father, Yosef Kimkhi, was a poet, grammarian, exegete and translator, and his brother Moshe - grammarian and commentator on the Bible.
The most important work of David Kimkhi Perfection (Mihlol) consists of two parts - the Jewish grammar and vocabulary of biblical. Another product, which manifested talent Kimkhi as a lexicographer, was the vocabulary book roots (Sefer ha-Shorashim). Works Kimkhi, including comments on a number of biblical books and marked by rationalism and grammatical intuition, were highly appreciated by the Christian and Jewish medieval scholars. Many of his works in Latin translations used in translating the Bible into English.