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Israeli, Isaac ben Solomon
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(c. 855, Egypt – c. 955, Kairouan, Tunisia) earned his living as court physician in Kairouan. He is known as one of the founders of Jewish religious philosophy in the Middle Ages and was in contact with Saadia Gaon, the most influential philosopher of that age. His philosophical works, written in Arabic, had meaningful influence. They were also widely distributed in Europe (also among non-Jews) in their Hebrew and Latin translations. His Sefer ha-Gevulim (Book of Definitions, trans. into Lat. by Gerard of Cremona) introduced the neo-Platonic concept of th…

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Dan, Joseph, “Israeli, Isaac ben Solomon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10642>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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