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The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

Abstract

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic philosophical aspects of this literature. The author, however, is concerned with exegesis qua exegesis. He offers a close examination of commentaries on Job written by six major thinkers: Saadiah Gaon (882-942, Egypt and Babylon), Moses Maimonides (1138-1204, Spain and Egypt), Samuel ibn Tibbon (1160-1230, Provence), Zerahiah Hen (13th Century, Barcelona and Rome), Levi Gersonides (1288-1344, Provence), and Simeon ... More

Keywords: interpretation, Jewish exegetes, exegesis, Saadiah Gaon, Moses Maimonides, Samuel Ibn Tibbon, Zerahiah Hen, Levi Gersonides, Simeon ben Zeham Duran

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195171532
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Eisen, author
George Washington University
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