Solomon Molcho

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Solomon Molcho AKA Diego Pires AKA Shelomo Molkho

Portugal @ 1500 - 1532


Comments: Qabalist; Jewish messianic prophet, disciple of David Reubeni; dream interpretation; burnt at the stake in 1532 rather than convert back to Catholicism; his crest was the Hebrew word Maccabi, מכבי signifying Exodus 15:11 "Who among the mighty is like unto God?; prophesized Messiah would come 1540; his black shirt and banner with Psalms was still preserved in 1923;



Teachers: Barukhia Russo (AKA Osman Baba); David Reubeni; Joseph Taitazak, Qabalist; Simon of Peraea; Athronges; Menahem ben Judah; Theudas; John of Gischala (destruction 70 BCE); Simon bar Kokhba ; Rabbi Akiva; Lukuas (115 CE); Moses of Crete; Serene; David Alroy AKA Alrui; Abraham Abulafia; Nissim ben Abraham ; Moses Botarel of Cisneros; Asher Lämmlein; Isaac Luria ; Chaim Vital, author of Sefer Otsrot Ḥayim / le-R. Ḥayim Ṿiṭal she-ḳibel me-Rabenu ha-Ari mi-pi Eliyahu ... ṿe-neʻerakh ʻa. y. Shelomoh Molkho, ʻIm perush Sulam ʻaliyah; Moses Pinheiro of Leghorn; Asher Lammlin aka Asher Lemlein, pseudo Messiah 1500–1502 ;


Students: Sabbatai Zevi;Dr. Abraham Miguel Cardoso; Jacob Frank; Moses al-Dar'i; Mordecai Mokia (the Rebuker) of Eisenstadt; Jacob Querido; Löbele Prossnitz (AKA Joseph ben Jacob), The Pios One; Shukr Kuhayl I; Judah ben Shalom (AKA Shukr Kuhayl II); Moses Guibbory; Menachem Mendel Schneerson; Goel Ratzon ; Nathan of Gaza; Rabbi Judah Leib aka Leibele aka Lobele Prossnitz aka Messiah ben Joseph, @ 1670 – @ 1730/1750 ; Solomon Alkabez, author of Berit ha-Levi; Moshe Idel; Joseph Karo, who saw him martyred; Rabbi Seligman Gands; Judah Senior; Jacob ibn Habib, 1460 - 1516; Famuel Franco; Joseph Fasi; Isaac Aboab; Amatus Lusitanus aka John Roderigo de Castel Branco; Perahia Cohen; Daniel Affius; Joesph Marli of Italy; Joseph Gabbai della Reyna; Perez Colombo; Joseph Saragossi; David ibn Zimra; Rabbi Jacob Berab;




Friends: Pope Clement VII;

Enemies: Jacob Mantino ben Samuel of Italy; Holy Roman Emperor Charles V ;

Organizations:

Author: Derashot, AKA Sefer ha-Mefo'ar, 1529; ; Sefer Shemen mishḥat ḳodesh; Hayyath Kaneth, published posthumously in 1552;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Molcho; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Messiah_claimants; http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12416-pseudo-messiahs ; http://jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/10933-molko-solomon; http://abcnews.go.com/International/secret-rooms-passageways-erotic-frescoes-vatican/story?id=21238559; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?filter.subject_facet.val=Cabala%20Early%20works%20to%201800&start=100&id=FRANKLIN_5922106& ; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?filter.subject_facet.val=Cabala%20Early%20works%20to%201800&start=125&id=FRANKLIN_4803337&; http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/franklin/record.html?filter.subject_facet.val=Cabala%20Early%20works%20to%201800&start=125&id=FRANKLIN_3963012&; http://sefarad.org/lm/034/12.html ;