The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A Jewish impostor, who gave himself out to be the Messiah and persuaded a number of Jews to forsake all and follow him; the sultan of Turkey forced him to confess the imposture, and he turned Mussulman to save his life (1625-1676).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Sabathai, Levi'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/s/sabathai-levi.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.