Isaac ben Samuel of Acre

(fl. 13th-14th cent)
   Spanish kabbalist. In 1291 he left Acre for Italy, and then went to Spain, where he met Moses de Leon. His publications include a commentary on Nahmanides' mysticism, a mystical diary, a commentary on the Sepher Yetzirah, and a study of the composition of the Zohar.

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