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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Mordecai ha-Kohen of Safed

Cabalist and scholar; flourished in the second half of the sixteenth century. He was a pupil of the famous cabalist Israel de Curiel, and a contemporary of R. Joseph di Trani. The latter mentions him in his responsa (, No. 106). Mordecai wrote an allegoric-cabalistic commentary on the Pentateuch, entitled "Sifte Kohen" (Venice, 1605; Wandsbeck, 1690).

Bibliography:
  • Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, s.;
  • Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 1669.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Mordecai ha-Kohen of Safed'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/m/mordecai-ha-kohen-of-safed.html. 1901.

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