ISAAC BEN ḤAYYIM BEN ABRAHAM HA-KOHEN:
Italian exegete; lived successively at Bologna, Jesi, Recanati, and Rome, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. He was the author of the following works: (1) a commentary on the Song of Songs, on Lamentations, and on the Sayings of the Fathers, extant in manuscript ("Al- manzi," p. 71); (2) a commentary on Esther, mentioned by Alḳabiẓ in "Monot ha-Levi"; (3) sermons and a series of didactic verses, fragments of which have been preserved ("Almanzi," p. 71).
- Mortara, Indice, p. 15;
- Steinschneider, Hebr. Bibl. iv. 122;
- Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, ii. 92.