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BLOCH, MATTITHIAH ASHKENAZI:

Cabalist; lived at Jerusalem in the seventeenth century. A blind adherent and indefatigable apostle of Shabbethai Ẓebi, he was appointed by him one of his prophets charged with the announcement of the Redemption.

Bibliography:
  • Sasportas, Ẓiẓat Nobel Ẓebi, p. 13;
  • Kahana, 'Eben ha-To'im, p. 14;
  • Grätz, Gesch. der Juden, x. 199, 202.
K. I. Br.
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