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Abarbanel, Judah

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception

Aaron – Aniconism

Volume 1
Editor(s): Hans-Josef Klauck, Volker Leppin, Bernard McGinn, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric J. Ziolkowski
De Gruyter (Berlin, New York) 2009

Judah Abarbanel (or Abravanel; ca. 1460–after 1523), the eldest son of Isaac, was a physician in Spain and, after 1492, in Italy. Judah’s surviving writings include five short Hebrew poems and the widely read Dialogues of Love, first printed in Italian (Rome, 1535) and frequently printed and translated to other languages during the 16th century. Each of the three dialogues discusses love on a particular level of existence (terrestrial, astral or divine) by comparing statements from the arts and…

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