JOSEPH BEN SHESHET LATIMI:
Spanish liturgical poet; lived at Lerida in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. In 1308 he wrote a prayer entitled "Elef Alfin" (comp. Dan. vii. 10), consisting of one thousand words, each word beginning with the letter א, and each verse with the last word of the preceding. The "Elef Alfin" was included in the collection "Ḳobeẓ Wikkuḥim," published first at Constantinople, later at Breslau (1844).
- Zunz, Literaturgesch. p. 499;
- Landshuth, 'Ammude ha-'Abodah, p. 98.