FIGO (PIGO), AZARIAH BEN EPHRAIM:
Preacher at Venice; died at Rovigo 1647. Figo was an excellent scribe, and the scrolls which he wrote are highly prized. He was the author of "Iggerot u-Teshubot," letters and responsa, published in a similar work entitled "Be'er Sheba'," Venice, 1614; "Giddule Terumah," a casuistic commentary on Samuel ha-Sardi's "Sefer ha-Terumot," ib. 1643; "Binah la-'Ittim," seventy-five sermons for Saturdays and holidays (ib. 1647-48), a work which went through many editions and is still very popular with Eastern Jews.
- Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, i. 77;
- Berliner, Luḥot Abanim, p. 131, Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1881;
- Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 280.