Pereyra, Abraham Israel

Pereyra, Abraham Israel a Jewish litterateur of some note, was of Portuguese origin, but born in Amsterdam, where he flourished in the middle of the 17th century. He was one of the students of the rablinical college of that city, and was highly esteemed ,for his literary talents;. He wrote in Spanish, Espejo della Vanidad del Mundo, "the Mirror of Worldly Vanity" (Amsterd. 1671): — La Certezza del Camino, "the Sure Path" (ibid. 1666), an ethical work in twelve sections, treating, 1, on divine Providence; 2, on the vanity of the world; 3, on love and fear of God; 4, on vices and virtues; 5, on recompense and punishment, etc. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:77; Lindo, Hist. of the Jews in Spain and Portugal, p. 369; Gratz, Gesch. d. Juden, 10:227; De Castro, Biblioteca Espanola, 1:595; De Rossi, Dizionario storico degli autori Ebrei, p. 259 (Germ. transl. by Hamburger); Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. 3:59; Jost, Gesch. d. Judenth. u. s. Sekten, 3:233, 238. (B.P.)

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