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Donnolo, Shabbatai ben Abraham
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(913, Oria, Italy – after 982, Rome?), scientist, physician, and theologian, one of the founders of Hebrew culture in medieval Europe. Donnolo wrote an autobiographical treatise, which was included with his treatise on the microcosmos and macrocosmos (as a commentary on Gen 1:27) and his commentary on Sefer Yetzira , in his Hachmony. We also have several medical treatises written by him; the most important is Sefer ha-Mirqachot (“The Book of Pharmacy”). His work influenced the Ashkenazi Hasidim (Hasidism), who regarded him as one of the great sages, and als…

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Dan, Joseph, “Donnolo, Shabbatai ben Abraham”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03832>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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