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ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC OF GRANADA:

Cabalist of the thirteenth century. He wrote: (1) A work on the Cabala, under the title of "Sefer ha-Berit." This is quoted by Moses Botarel in the introduction to his commentary on the "Sefer Yeẓirah," which passage contains a reference to Maimonides' "Moreh." (2) Another work on the Cabala, under the title "Berit Menuḥah," valued highlyby Isaac Luria for its profound comments. Its language, as well as the manner in which Simon ben Yoḥai is introduced as speaker, shows striking resemblance to the Zohar, and it may be that the author had a larger version of the Zohar before him than is now extant. (3) A work entitled "Megalle ha-Ta'alumot," quoted by the author in the work previously mentioned.

Bibliography:
  • Jellinek, Auswahl Kabbalistischer Mystik, i. 9 (German part);
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 146;
  • Benjacob, Oẓar ha-Sefarim, pp. 84, 86, 292.
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