Hacham Joseph Shaltiel, son of Hacham Avram, was born in Salonica. He was Hacham Yehoshua Hacohen Pirhiya's student, and corresponded with Hacham Yitzhak Farchi and Hacham Abraham Paladji, the Turkish sages of his day. Hacham Joseph Shaltiel served in Salonica as dayan, preacher and cantor.
Hacham Joseph Shaltiel lived to an old age and passed away on 30 Nissan, 5623 (1863) in Salonica. His book, Yoseph Avraham, containing sermons on the Five Books of Moses, was printed during his lifetime, in 1852.