By Irene Lancaster

ISBN-10: 0415444446

ISBN-13: 9780415444446

ISBN-10: 0700715746

ISBN-13: 9780700715749

Deconstructing the Bible represents the 1st try by means of a unmarried writer to put the good Spanish Jewish Hebrew bible exegete, thinker, poet, astronomer, astrologer and scientist Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164) in his whole contextual setting. It charts his strange travels and discusses adjustments and contradictions in his hermeneutic process, analysing his imaginative and prescient of the long run for the Jewish humans within the Christian north of Europe instead of in Muslim Spain. It additionally examines his impact on next Jewish proposal, in addition to his position within the wider hermeneutic debate. The publication includes a new translation of ibn Ezra's Introduction to the Torah, written in Lucca, northern Italy, including an entire remark. it will likely be of curiosity to a wide selection of students, starting from philosophers and theologians to linguists and scholars of hermeneutics.

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