Isaac ben Jacob Canpanton
(1360–1463) (Hebrew: יצחק קנפנטון
) was a Spanish rabbi. He lived in the period darkened by the outrages of Ferran Martinez
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and Vicente Ferrer
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, when intellectual life and Talmudic erudition were on the decline among the Jews of Spain. The historiographers Immanuel Aboab
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ii. 2), Zacuto (Yuḥasin,
ed. Filipowski, p. 226b; compare Seder ha-Dorot,
pp. 27b, 28a), and Joseph ben Zaddik (Neubauer, Anecdota Oxoniensia,
i. 99) unite in designating Canpanton as a gaon
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, Aboab stating that he was styled "the gaon of Castile
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." Among his pupils may be mentioned Samuel (ibn Sadillo) al-Valensi, Isaac Aboab
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, and Isaac De Leon. He died at Peñafiel
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He left but one work, Darche ha-Gemara,
or Darche ha-Talmud
("A Methodology of the Talmud
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"), which is an important contribution to the subject, as it attempts to be a practical guide for those who are called upon to teach the Talmud. It was published at Constantinople, ca. 1520; Venice, 1565; Mantua, 1593
; Amsterdam, 1706, 1711, 1754; Vienna, 1891 (edited by Isaac H. Weiss) and Jerusalem, 1981
Jewish Encyclopedia bibliography
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, Gesch. der Juden, 3d ed., viii. 217 et seq.;
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, קונטרס הכללים, p. 6, Vienna, 1878.