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.
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.
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.
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