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ENOCH BEN SOLOMON AL-ḲUSṬAN-ṬINI.

Turkish philosopher and cabalist (according to Wolf, "Bibl. Hebr." i., No. 635, also a physician); lived at Constantinople in the fifteenth century. He wrote " Mar'ot Elohim," a philosophical explanation of the visions of Isaiah and Ezekiel (mentioned in Isa. vi. 1, 2, and Ezek. i. 1 et seq.) and of Zechariah's vision of the candlestick (Zech. iv. 2); each vision occupies a chapter of the work. The author founded his explanation on the philosophy of Maimonides. There exist several manuscripts of this work, one of which, belonging to Ghirondi, concludes with a supercommentary to Ibn Ezra on Genesis. Ghirondi is of opinion that this commentary also is the work of Enoch.

Bibliography:
  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i. 635, iii. 635;
  • Nepi-Ghirondi, Toledot Gedole Yisrael, pp. 108, 110;
  • Michael, Or ha-Ḥayyim, p. 415.
K. M. Sel.
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