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NAZIR, ISAAC:

One of the earliest cabalists. According to an account which is not altogether trustworthy, he was the real founder of cabalistic science; its secrets are said to have been revealed to him in a vision by the prophet Elijah. These Isaac transmitted to Jacob Nazir, who taught them to Abraham b. David, the latter in turn entrusting them to his son Isaac the Blind.

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, s.v. RABaD the Second.
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