FORTI, HORTENSIUS (JOHANAN) ḤAZAḲ:
Jewish convert to Christianity; lived in the sixteenth century; born at Gorima, and settled at Prague under Maximilian II. He wrote "Diḳduḳ Leshon Ḳodesh," a Hebrew grammar, Prague, 1564-1566, and "De Mystica Literarum Significatione," in which he expatiates on the different ways of writing the Holy Name; the latter work was published by Kircher in his "Œdipus Ægyptiacus," ii.
- Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iii., No. 821;
- Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl, col. 983.