Aquilino, Raphael

Aquilino, Raphael a convert from Judaism who flourished in Italy about 1571, is the author of a treatise on the "truth of the faith," entitled Trattato Pio, nel quale si contengono cinque Articoli pertinenti alia Fede Cristiana contra l'Ebraica Ostinazione, estratti delle Sacrosante Antiche Scritture (Pesaro, 1571, 1581). "According to Wolf's testimony, who gives a full description of this work, it is full of mysticism; everywhere he sought for and found Old-Test. types of the cross. He also wrote, Della Hebraica Medaglia, detta Maghen ;David et Abrahamn (ibid. 1621), ed. by A. G. Anguisciola.

See Fiirst, Bibl. Jud. i, 47; Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iii, 992 sq.; Schudt, Jid. Merkwurdigeiten, ii, 75; Kalkar, Israel u. d. Kirche, p. 77. (B. P.)

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