Chiquitilla, Joseph Ben-abraham

Chiquitilla, Joseph Ben-Abraham a Cabalist, was born at Medinaceli, in Castile, and died at Penjafiel after 1305. He wrote, גּנִת אגֵוֹז, The Garden of Nuts, an introduction to the doctrines of the Cabala (Hanau, 1615): — שִׁעֲרֵי צֶדֶק, The Gates of Righteousness, on the ten Sephiroth, in 327 paragraphs (Mantua, 1561): שִׁעֲרֵי אוֹרָא, The Gates of Light, a compendium of cabalistic philosophy on the divine names, Sephiroth, etc. (ibid. 1561; Cracow, 1600); translated into Latin by Knorr von Rosenroth,in the first part of his Cabbala Denudata (Sulzbach, 1677, 1678): — ס8 הִנַּיקוּד, The Book on Vowels, also called שִׁעִר הִנַּיקוּד, The Gate to the Points, on the import of the vowel-points (published in the collection of seven treatises, called The Cedars of Lebanon ארזי לבנון; Venice, 1601; Cracow, 1648): — סוֹד הִחִשׁמִל, The Mystery of the Shining Metal, being a cabalistic exposition of the first chapter of Ezekiel (also published in the preceding seven treatises, of which it is the fourth): — סוֹדוֹת , Mysteries, connected with sundry Pentateuchal ordinances (published by I. Ashkenazi in his Temple of the Lord, or הֵיכִל יהוֹה; Venice and Dantzic, 15961606). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 1:174 sq.; Gratz, Gesch. d. Juden, 7:215 sq.; Jellinek, Beitrage zur Gesch. der Kabbala, 2:60 sq.; Steinschneider, Catalogus Libr. Hebr. in Bibl. Bodl. col. 1461-1470; also Jewish Literature, page 111; Ginsburg, The Kabbalah, page 116 sq.; Etheridge, Introd. to Hebr. Lit. page 358 sq. (B.P.)

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