Johan Kemper

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Rabbi Johan Kemper aka Johan Christian Jacob aka Rabbi Moses ben Aaron Kohen of Kracow aka Shabbatai ben Meir HaKohen aka Shabbatai HaKohen aka The the Shakh ( ש"ך‎) or The Lips

Poland / Sweden 1670–1716


Comments: ex Sabbatian Jew who converts to Christianity, greatly enhances the Christian Qabalah; planned on going to Palestine, 1695, in order to await Sabbatai Zevi 2nd coming in Jerusalem; supported “Philosemitism” and the Swedenborgians eventual efforts to convert the Jews in Amsterdam and London to Emanuel Swedenborg’s version of Cosmic Protestantism”; The Trinity in ONE; Psalm 72 refers to Jesus (like the 72 NAMEs off God);


Teachers: Sabbatai Zevi ; Jacob Frank; Tsadok ben Shemaryah of Grodno; Solomon Molcho ; Franciscus Mercurius van Helmont ; Christan Knorr von Rosenroth; : Abraham Abulafia; Isaac Luria; Moses ben Jacob Cordovero; Gustav Peringer; Moses Maimonides; Rabbi Abraham Aben Ezra; Averroes; Solomon ben Melech; Yehuda Halevi; Paul of Aragon (c@ 1480); Cicero;

Students: taught Hebrew to Emanuel Swedenborg ; Rachel Elior; Elliot Wolfson; Pawel Maciejko; Hans-Joachim Schoeps; George F. Dole ; Josef Eskhult; Brian Talbot; Baron Thomas von Schoenfeld aka Moses Dobruška AKA Brother Junius Frey of The Order of the Asiatic Brethren aka the Asiatische Bruder ; William Blake; Count Cagliostro; Count Nicholaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf; Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch, 1st translator of Sepher Yitzirah; Jonas Fahlenius, bishop of Abo; Professor Carl Schulten in Lurid; Professor Harald Hasselgren in Greifswald; Olof Rudbeck, compared Hebrew to Lapp, 1703; ;

Similar: Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto AKA The RaMCHaL; The Baal Shem of London aka Dr. Falcon aka Rabbi Falk; Rabbi Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla; Rabbi Johann Friedrich Falk;


Friends: Johann Christian Wagenseil ; Laurentius Normannus; Anders Norrelius, translator;

Enemies: Jacob Emden; Ludwig Hatvany;

Organizations: probably Yehudah Ḥasid aka Chewra Hasidim, 1695 (aka 5455) ,planned to go to Palestine in order to await Sabbatai Zevi 2nd coming in Jerusalem; converted to Christianity in 1696, in disappointment;

Author: Mateh Mosheh, 3 vols, on the Zohar; “Me’irat ‘enayim” aka "The Enlightenment of the Eyes", on the Gospels, translated later as “ Illuminatio oculorum “ which he began translating into Hebrew to convert more Jews to Christianity, only finished Matthew; "The Direct Route to Heaven in Three Steps, or the Baptismal Sermon for the Convert Moses ben Aaron from Cracow," 1696;

Quotes: "But since he (The Messiah) did not come in this year, hope died out";


Resources: http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Mosheh_ben_Aharon_ha-Kohen_of_Krakow; http://www.shs.psr.edu/studia/index.asp?article_id=53 ; read him here - http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=6&ved=0CD8QFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fseptentrio.uit.no%2Findex.php%2F1700%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F2436%2F2261&ei=8R04VP7gEbPlsASwr4GACw&usg=AFQjCNH0X8y2WLAJ4sxFhme_2i3qstrq5Q&sig2=mWzNgAPl1ljZ7umhQkIGbg&bvm=bv.77161500,d.cWc ;