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Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra

Studies in the Writings of a Twelfth-Century Jewish Polymath

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$16.50 • £13.95 • €15.00

ISBN 9780674745551

Publication Date: 03/01/1994

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224 pages

6 x 9 inches

Harvard Judaic Texts and Studies

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The biblical commentaries of Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra (1089/1092–1164/1167) have become indispensable to anyone desiring a full appreciation of the biblical text, and this noted scholar also wrote extensively on philology, philosophy, mathematics, and astrology. The six essays in this book explore Ibn Ezra’s multi-faceted work and intellectual legacy. They illuminate his exegetical methodology; the role of astrology in his work; his philological insights into the Hebrew language; the possibility of his influence on the great Jewish philosopher and jurist, Maimonides; the numerous supercommentaries called forth by his enigmatic commentary; and modern Jewish perspectives on him.

Contributors are Jay M. Harris, Simhah Kogut, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Nahum Sarna, Uriel Simon, and Isadore Twersky. Two of the essays are in Hebrew.

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