Abulafia, Abraham ben Samuel

(1240-after 1291)
   Spanish kabbalist and pseudo-messiah. In 1280 he went to Rome to persuade Pope Nicholas III to help the Jews. He evoked hostility from Solomon ben Adret by prophesying his own messiahship and redemptive powers. He believed his kabbalistic practices, based on letter manipulation, enabled one to receive prophetic gifts and commune with God.

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  • ABULAFIA, ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL — (1240–after 1291), founder of the prophetic Kabbalah. Born in Saragossa, Spain, Abulafia moved to Tudela in his childhood and studied with his father until the latter s death in 1258. In 1260 he left Spain for the Land of Israel in search for the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abulafia, Abraham ben-Samuel — (1241–after 1291)    Spanish Cabbalist.    Abulafia was a member of a powerful and widespread family. When he was a child, his family moved from Saragossa to Toleda in Navarre, where he was taught the Bible, the Mishnah and the Talmud by his… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia — Abraham Abulafia. Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia (* 1240 in Saragossa; gest. nach 1291) war einer der bedeutendsten spanischen Kabbalisten, Schwärmer und Mystiker des 13. Jahrhunderts, ein jüdischer Exponent der sogenannten „ekstatischen“ Strömung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • IBN ḤASDAI, ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL HA-LEVI — (early 13th century), translator and Hebrew poet in Barcelona. One of Maimonides staunchest adherents, he corresponded with Judah ibn Alfakhar and Meir ha Levi Abulafia to convince them to retract their opposition to Guide of the Perplexed.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ABRAHAM BEN MOSES BEN MAIMON — (1186–1237), theologian, exegete, communal leader, mystical pietist, and physician. Little was known about him prior to the discovery of the cairo genizah , which has preserved many of his writings, in part autographic. Born in Fustat, Egypt, on… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HILLEL BEN SAMUEL — (c. 1220–c. 1295), physician, talmudic scholar, and philosopher. Since it has been held that Hillel lived in Verona, he has also been called Hillel b. Samuel of Verona; but, in fact, only his grandfather lived in that city. Little is known about… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • BEDERSI, ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC — (c. 1230–c. 1300), Hebrew poet in southern France. The designation Bedersi indicates that he originated from Béziers (Heb., בדריש). He may be identical with the Abraham Mosse de Montepessulano (Montpellier; otherwise Abram de Sala) mentioned in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Abraham Abulafia — Abraham Abulafia. Abraham ben Samuel Abulafia (* 1240 in Saragossa; † nach 1291) war einer der bedeutendsten spanischen Kabbalisten, Schwärmer und Mystiker des 13. Jahrhunderts, ein jüdischer Exponent der sogenannten „ekstatischen“ Strömung in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ABULAFIA (A.) — ABULAFIA ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL (1240 apr. 1291) Kabbaliste né à Saragosse, Abulafia voyage dès sa première jeunesse en Palestine, où la guerre des chrétiens contre les musulmans l’arrête à Acre et le force à revenir en Europe. Il se marie en Grèce,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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