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Abba Mari ben Eligdor

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

The French talmudist, philosopher, astronomer, and biblical exegete, is also known as Sen Astruc de Noves or de Sen Negre. Though he was born in Noves, his student Samuel ben Judah of Marseilles places him in Salon between 1322 and 1336, when he was quite aged (Renan 1893: 202, 548). In 1316/17 he corresponded with Joseph ibn Kaspi concerning the latter’s Sefer ha-Sod (Book of the Secret). He encouraged his student Qalonimos ben Qalonimos to compose a refutation of Ibn Kaspi, which he completed…

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