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ḤAZḲUNI, ABRAHAM BEN HEZEKIAH:

Galician Talmudist and cabalist; born at Cracow in 1627; died at Tripoli, Syria. He was a disciple of Yom-Ṭob Lipman Heller, and the author of the following works: "Zot Ḥuḳḳat ha-Torah," an abridgment of Isaac Luria's "Sefer ha-Kawwanot," Venice, 1659; "Shete Yadot," sermons arranged in the order of the sections of the Pentateuch, published by the son of the author, Amsterdam, 1726; a commentary on the Zohar divided into two volumes, "Yad Ramah" and "Yad Adonai," still extant in manuscript (Neubauer, "Cat. Bodl. Hebr. MSS." Nos. 1729b, 1853); "Zera' Abraham," in two volumes, the first containing sermons, the second novellæ on Beẓah and Mo'ed Ḳaṭan, quoted in the first-named work; "Yodea' Binah," cited by the son of the author in his preface to the "Shete Yadot."

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 675;
  • Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael, p. 24;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, No. 92.
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