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Title Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra : studies in the writings of a twelfth-century Jewish polymath / edited by Isadore Twersky and Jay M. Harris.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University, Center for Jewish Studies : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 1993.


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 UniM Bail  296.17092 EZRA/TWERSKY  v. 1    AVAILABLE
Physical description v, 170 pages, 48 pages ; 24 cm
Notes English and Hebrew.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Abraham Ibn Ezra as an Exegete / Nahum M. Sarna -- Some Astrological Themes in the Thought of Abraham Ibn Ezra / Y. Tzvi Langermann -- Interpreting the Interpreter: Supercommentaries on Ibn Ezra's Commentaries / Uriel Simon -- Ibn Ezra in Modern Jewish Perspective / Jay M. Harris -- R. Abraham Ibn Ezra as a Philologist / Simhah Kogut -- Did R. Abraham Ibn Ezra Influence Maimonides? / Isadore Twersky.
Summary The biblical commentaries of Rabbi Abraham Ion 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 hook explore lbn 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.
Other author Twersky, Isadore.
Harris, Jay Michael, 1956-
Subject Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.
Jewish astrology.
Hebrew philology.
ISBN 067474554X $29.95
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