AJS Review (The Journal of the Association for Jewish by Robert Chazan

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Shelomohb. R. , HebrewUniversity,1976). IN MEDIEVAL ASHKENAZIC JUDAISM PHILOSOPHY, DOGMA,AND EXEGESIS 199 lectures in Prague on Maimonides'Guide of the Perplexed,and wrote a commentaryon the Guidewhich was laterstudiedby Muelhausen. Also, two generationsafter Muelhausenand Shalem,in 1468, R. Juda Obornik,a studentof R. Israel Isserlein(d. Obornikwas familiarwith some of MenahemShalem'steachings,and conducteda correspondenceon theological-philosophicaltopics with a certainR. 13 And finally,between 1465 and 1490, variousphilosophicalworks,both Jewishand Islamic, and includingworksby Shalemhimself,were copiedin variouscities in Polandby the scribeYeruhamFishelb.

33a, 39b. 40. ,pp. 31a, 31b, 35a, 40a. 41. , p. 53;p. 3;p. 29; p. 54. 42. HadratQodesh,pp. 29b, 30a, 30b. Cf. the parallelpassageon the seven gradationsfrom Muelhausenquotedin Kaufman,Muelhausen,p. 186. 43. See HadratQodesh,p. 29a (cf. 6); p. 28b (cf. 42). 206 JOSEPH M. )44But overall,the cosmologyof SeferHadrat Qodeshdrawsfromno sourcemorethanfrommedievalphilosophy. Theworld,Simeonb. 46Simeon b. Samuel knows also that "the astronomers have proven"thatthe sphereof the fixed starsrevolvesin a cycle of 36,000 years.

Vajda,"PeirushR. Elhananb. Yaqarle-Sefer Yesirah,"Qoves 'al yad 16 (1966): 149. Saadiah'sEmunotve-De'ot is quotedin the mid-thirteenth-century anti-Christian polemic, Sefer Yosefha-Meqaneby Josephb. NathanOfficial(ed. J. Rosenthal [Jerusalem,1970]),pp. 31, 34, 39). At the end of the century,Saadiahis quotedon the question of resurrectionin the name of R. 444. A work writtenin fourteenth-century Franceby a certainJoseph,discussedby G. Vajdain "Untrait6de moraled'originejud6o-frangaise," Revuedes dtudesjuives 125 (1966):267-285, quotesfrom, amongotherworks, the Hebrewparaphraseof Emunotve-De'ot,as well as MivharPeninim.

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