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BIKAYIM, MEÏR BEN ḤALIFAH:

Cabalist; lived in Turkey in the eighteenth century. He is the author of the following works: (1) "Golel Or" (Who Evolved Light), on metempsychosis, according to the teachings of Isaac Luria, Ḥayyim Vital, and Azariah of Fano (Smyrna, 1737); (2) "Meore Or" (The Illuminators), a cabalistic commentary on the Pentateuch (Salonica, 1751); (3) "Meïr Bat 'Ayin" (Who Gives Light to the Apple of the Eye), explanations of the first volume of the "'En Ya'aḳob (Smyrna, 1755); (4) "Meïr la-Arez wela-Dorim" (Who Illuminates the Earth and Its Inhabitants), on the order of the Sabbatic sections (Salonica, 1747); (5) "Magen Abot" (The Shield of the Fathers), a cabalistic commentary on Pirḳe Abot (Salonica, 1748); (6) "Ḳarah Miḳrah" (An Accident Happened), on atonement for sexual impurities (Salonica, 1752).

Bibliography:
  • Zedner, Cat. Hebr. Books Brit. Mus. p. 151.
K. I. Br.
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