Rabbi David Altschuler

(18th century) – Commonly known by the name of his commentary, Metzudat David. He lived in Galicia where he died a martyr’s death.  He wrote two Biblical commentaries: the Metzudat David to expound upon the meaning of the text, and Metzudat Tzion to explain words in the text.  The Metzudat David commentary is considered basic for understanding the books of the prophets. After his death, his works were finished by his son, Rabbi Hillel Altschuler.  They were first published in 1753.

Synonyms:
Metzudat David
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