was born in Gorima, and settled at Prague under the king Maximilian II.
He wrote a Hebrew grammar entiteld “Dikduk Leshon Kodesh” published in Prague in the years 1564-1566; and “De Mystica Literarum Significatione,” in which he expatiates on the different ways of writing the Holy Name; the latter work was published by Kircher in his “Oedipus Aegyptiacus,” ii.
Also known by his Christian name “Hortensius”, and surname ‘Hazak’, which is a direct translation of the Italian “Forti”.
Jewish Encyclopedia online Joseph Jacobs, M. Seligsohn
Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. iii., No. 821
Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl, col. 983.J. M. Sel.