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NAPHTALI HERZ BEN JACOB ELHANAN:

German cabalist; born at Frankfort-on-the-Main in the second half of the sixteenth century. He lived in Palestine and was a disciple of Isaac Luria. He was the author of: "'Emeḳ ha-Melek," an introduction to the Cabala and a commentary on parts of the Zohar and on the writings of Isaac Luria (Amsterdam, 1648). The second part of this work, under the title "Gan ha-Melek," is a commentary on passages of the Zohar; it is still in manuscript.

Bibliography:
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, p. 444, No. 452;
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 401, iii. 331;
  • Neubauer, Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS. No. 1856;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col 2024;
  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iii. 844.
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