|Shabbatai Zevi - Alleged Sex Offender|
Salonika (now Thessaloníki), Greece
Constantinople (now Istanbul), Turkey
- Background Information: Shabbatai Zevi
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1626 - Born on the 22th of July in Izmir, Turkey
1647 - At the age of 21 Shabbatai Zevi declared himself the messiah
1651 - He and his disciples were banished from Symrna.
1658 - In Constantinople he met a preacher Abrahan ha-yakini, who confirmed Sabbatai.
1665 - Sabbatai’s claims were echoed by his prodigy Nathan of Gaza. For the next sixteen months, the Messianic movement headed by Sabbatai and his “prophet” Nathan's ideas swept through the Jewish Diaspora. From London to Poland, from Hamburg to Yemen, Jews believed in perfect faith that Sabbatai Zevi was the promised Redeemer, about to lead them back to the Holy Land and rebuild the Temple.
1666 - Sabbatai Zevi was a prisoner of the Turkish sultan Mehmed IV. To save his life he converted to Islam, changing his name to “Mehmed Effendi” . For the next 10 years, until he died he lived a double life, practicing Islam and Judaism together. Even though it was proven he was not the messiah, throughout the Jewish Diaspora, thousands remained convinced that he was still the Messiah.
1676 - Shabbatai Zevi died in Dulcigno, Albania. To this day there remains a nominally Muslim sect of his disciples called the Dönmeh.
Background Information: Shabbatai Zevi
|Shabbatai Zevi - Accused of cultic practices|
|Sabbatzi Zvi - Alleged Sexual Predator|
"I, Abraham, was confined in a cave for forty years, and I wondered greatly that the time of miracles did not arrive. Then was heard a voice proclaiming, 'A son will be born in the year 5386  to Mordecai Zebi; and he will be called Shabbethai. He will humble the great dragon; . . . he, the true Messiah, will sit upon My [God's] throne."