Another important family about this time is that of Qimhi (or Qamlhi).
It also originated in Spain, where Joseph ben Isaac Qimhi was born, who migrated to S.
A friend of Joseph Qimhi, Jacob ben Me'ir, known as Rabbenu Tam of Ramerupt (d.
A younger contemporary of David Qimhi was Abraham ben Isaac Bedersi (i.e.
The schismatic Qaraites initiated or rather necessitated a new Hebrew philology, which later on produced Qimhi, the gaon Saadiah founded a Jewish philosophy, the statesman Hasdai introduced a new Jewish culture - and all this under Mahommedan rule.