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ALFASI, ISAAC BEN JOSEPH:

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Descendant of a Spanish family; flourished in Adrianople in the sixteenth century. He translated Ghazzali's work, "Mishkat al-Anwar," into Hebrew, under the title, "Maskit ha-Orot u Pardes ha-Niẓẓanim" (The Chamber of Light and the Garden of Flowers). This work is still extant in manuscript in the Bodleian Library.

Bibliography:
  • Dukes, Oẓar Neḥmad, ii. 195;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 593;
  • Steinschneider, Hebr. Uebers. p. 345;
  • idem, Hebr. Bibl. xxi. 75;
  • Kaufmann, Die Spuren Al-Baṭlajusi's in der Jüdischen Religionsphilosophie, 1880, p. 22.
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