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Samuel ben Meir

Samuel ben Meir ( Rashbam, c.1080–c.1174). Jewish biblical and Talmudic commentator. A grandson and student of Rashi, Samuel lived in France. He produced a commentary on the Bible which is notable for its preference for the literal meaning of the text (peshāt), even when this opposes halakhah. He also supplemented Rashi's commentary on the Talmud and wrote tosafot on various tractates. He was a noted composer of piyyutim and wrote a grammatical work, Sefer Daikut.

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