Berechiah ha-Nakdan  

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Berechiah ha-Nakdan, (1200s CE) was a Jewish exegete, ethical writer, grammarian, and translator; his name means "Berechiah the Punctuator (or grammarian)", indicating his possible profession. He is best known for his Hebrew work, Mishlei Shualim, which is derived from a collection of Aesop's fables. Berechiah's work adds a layer of Biblical quotations and allusions to Aesop's tales, adapting them as a way to teach Jewish ethics.



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