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Falaquera, Shem Tov ben Joseph
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(c. 1225–1295) was one of the most productive and popular rationalist philosophers of 13th-century Spanish Judaism (Spain: II, 1). He wrote most of his works in Hebrew and was also active as a translator from Arabic. His most important works include Sefer ha-Mevaqqesh (ET: cf. Falaquera's Book of the Seeker, 1976), a description in rhyming prose of the search for spiritual truth among the various competing schools and factions; Sefer ha-Nefesh (ET: cf. Torah and Sophia, 1835), one of the earliest treatises on the human soul in Hebrew; Iggeret ha-Vikuach (ET: cf. Falaque…

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Dan, Joseph, “Falaquera, Shem Tov ben Joseph”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_07431>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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