The wars of the Lord

  title={The wars of the Lord},
  author={R. L. B. Gershom},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  • R. L. B. Gershom
  • Published 1989
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society
The Wars of the Lord, written in Provence in the first half of the 14th century, is one of the most exceptional and extensive medieval philosophic works intended for a Jewish audience.1 It is also the first of the major treatises studied in this book to be written in Hebrew rather than Arabic. This reflects some of the profound changes that took place in Jewish culture in the intervening period. More than just language distinguishes Gersonides’ treatise from those of his predecessors. Unlike R… Expand
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