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Paul of Burgos
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(Solomon ha-Levi; c. 1352 Burgos –Aug 29, 1435, Burgos) converted to Christianity in 1391, taking the name Pablo de Santa Maria. In 1403 he became bishop of Cartagena, in 1415 bishop of Burgos, and in 1416 archchancellor of Castile. He wrote 1,100 critical and supplementary Additiones to the Postilla of Nicholas of Lyra, on the grounds that Nicholas treated the exegesis of the saints as inferior to his own, and sometimes even to that of the Jews, that Nicholas’s knowledge of Hebrew was inadequate and that Nicholas generally followe…

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Raeder, Siegfried, “Paul of Burgos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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