Abraham, Ben Chaila

, a Spanish rabbi, of the thirteenth century, practised astrology, and assuming the character of a prophet, predicted the coming of the Mes­>iah to be in 1358, but died himself in 1303, fifty-five years before the time when his prediction was to be fulfilled. A treatise of his, “De Nativitatibus,” was printed at Rome in 1545, 4to. He is also said to have written a | treatise on the figure of the earth, in Hebrew and Latin, which was published at Basil, 1546, 4to. 1