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Sefer Behinat ha-Dat; Examen Religionis

Del-Medigo, Elijah; Isaacus Reggio

Published by Anton Edlen v. Schmid, Vienna, 1833
Condition: g. Soft cover

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Duodecimo. [8]. 134pp. Rebound in pink design paper wrapper. Title page in Hebrew and Latin. "Sefer Behinat ha-Dat," or Investigation of Religion, is Elijah Del-Medigo's treatise on Jewish philosophy. He lived in the late 15th century and worked for a time as a Hebrew tutor for the humanist Pico Mirandola. He saw himself a follower of Maimonides, but has also been classified as an Averroist. This work was first printed in Basel in 1629. It contains his statements opposing Kabbalah and expounds "his belief that a human being cannot aspire to become a god, and his vision of a rationalist Judaism. Del-Medigo is often considered the last of the Jewish Averroists. Commentary by the Italian maskil Isaac Reggio, who taught at the rabbinic seminary of Padua. This book is a useful example of the important role played by the medieval maimonidean tradition in the later haskalah. Tearing on top spine. Corners bumped. Slight foxing in interior. Corner ripped on last page. Binding and interior in good+ condition. Text in Hebrew. Bookseller Inventory # 34451

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Title: Sefer Behinat ha-Dat; Examen Religionis

Publisher: Anton Edlen v. Schmid, Vienna

Publication Date: 1833

Binding: softcover

Book Condition: g.

Edition: Second edition.

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