Machir of Toledo

Machir Of Toledo who flourished towards the end of the 14th century, is the author of אבקת רוכל, or an eschatology of Judaism, in three parts-the first. treats of the sufferings in the Messianic time, of the advent of the Messiah, resurrection, last judgment, and world to come; the second treats of reward and punishment, paradise and hell; the third of the oral law (Rimini, 1526 and often); a Judaeo-German translation appeared at Fuirth in 1691, and the first part was translated into Latin by Hulsius, Tractatus de Messia (reprinted in his Theologia Judaica, Breda, 1653). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 2:285; De' Rossi, Dizionario Storico (Germ, transl.), page 190 sq.; and his Bibliotheca Judaica Antichristiana, page 61. (B.P.)

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