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