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The assumed differentiation according to the divine habitat makes it indeed doubtful if the celes- tial bodies are correctly considered as prototypes for the divine class. These Christian kabbalists and others who followed in their footsteps were greatly aided by several Jewish scholars who converted to Christianity, such as Flavius Mithridateswho translated many kabbalistic texts for Pico, and Paulus Ricius, the private physician to the German Emperor Maximilian, who published Rabbi Joseph Gikatilla's influential Portae lucis The gates of light at Augsburg in Therefore the heavens receive from the angelsthat which they dart down; but the angels from the great name of God and-Jesu, the virtue whereof is first in God, afterward diffused into these twelve and seven angelsby whom i t is extended into the twelve signs, and into the seven planets, and consequently into all the other ministers and instruments of God, penetrating even to the very depths.
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