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Fraisse, Otfried

Moses ibn Tibbons Kommentar zum Hohelied und sein poetologisch-philosophisches Programm

Synoptische Edition, Übersetzung und Analyse

Series:Studia Judaica 25

    199,95 € / $280.00 / £182.00*

    Reprint 2012
    Publication Date:
    July 2004
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    Aims and Scope

    The commentary that Moses ibn Tibbon (approx. 1195 - 1275) wrote on the Song of Solomon serves in this book as an example of the interlacing between Judaic-Arabic philosophy and Judaism’s traditional interpretation of hymns of praise. The authentic text is first established through philological manuscript analysis, a step that allows the true contour of Moses ibn Tibbon’s philosophy to emerge. He sought to render an exoteric materialist reinterpretation of the esoteric-metaphysical philosophy of Maimonides. This attempt not only aimed at a democratization of knowledge in medieval Jewish society but also led Moses ibn Tibbon to a philosophy of language that based the cognitive act on the aesthetic experience of the reader.


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    "Die umfangreiche und sorgfältige Edition erschließt einen wenig bekannten jüdischen Kommentar zum Hohelied und ist so ein weiterer wichtiger Stein im Mosaik der Auslegungsgeschichte dieses biblischen Buches. Man kann Vf. nur für seine Mühe danken!"
    A. C. Hagedorn in: ZAW 117/2005

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