Hayyon, Nehemiah

Hayyon, Nehemiah
   Kabbalist. He was born in Safed and became a rabbi at Uskub. Later he wandered from place to place and eventually joined the Shabbetaian movement. He then lived in Italy, Prague and Berlin. He published kabbalistic studies, and advocated a new form of Shabbetaianism, based on the doctrine of the Trinity, comprising the First Cause, the Infinite, and the Holy Father (who was identified with Shabbetai Tzevi). He was involved in a controversy in Amsterdam, and his works were criticized and banned by European rabbis. He finally settled in North Africa.

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