Meir Ibn-gabbai

Meir Ibn-Gabbai a Jewish writer, was born in 1481 in Spain. When eleven years old he was obliged to leave his country on account of the edict of Ferdinand and Isabella, which banished all Jews from the land. Little is known of his personal history after this time. He wrote several cabalistical works: דֶּרֶך אֶמוּנָה. i.e. the way of truth, ten sections on the ten Sephiroth (Padua, 1563; Berlin, 1850, by N. A. Goldberg):-— הִקֹּדֶשׁ עֲבֹדִת, also מִראוֹת אֵֹלהַים, in four sections: a, on the unity of God; b, on the mysteries of the adoration of God; c, on the end of the higher and lower creatures; d, on the mysteries of the law (Mantua, 1545, folio; Venice, 1567; Krakau, 1578); and a work on prayer, entitled תּוֹלִעִת יִעֲקֹב (Kstpl. 1560; Zolkiew, 1799). See Fitrst, Bibloth. Jud. 1:311, 312; Jost, Geschichte des Judenthums, 3:138; Griitz, Geschichte d. Juden, 9:239 (Berl. 1866). (B. P.)

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