Isaac ben Ḥayyim ben Abraham
ISAAC BEN ḤAYYIM BEN ABRAHAM
ISAAC BEN ḤAYYIM BEN ABRAHAM (c. 1500), Spanish-Hebrew poet. Isaac left Spain, according to his own testimony, in the summer of 1492, together with the exiles from the city of Jativa. Later he came to Naples and Apulia. In Adar 1501 he was in Constantinople, where in 1503, he composed a parody on a marriage contract. Isaac's works Ma'yan Gannim and Eẓ Ḥayyim (manuscript in the Bodleian Library) contain, among others, a detailed work on prosody, Melekhet ha-Shir, poems by himself and by his grandfather, Isaac b. Joseph.
Neubauer, Cat, 2 (1906), 186, no. 2770; M. Drechsler, Mekonen Evlenu (1932); Davidson, Oẓar, 4 (1933), 420.
[Jefim (Hayyim) Schirmann]