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Bahya ibn Paquda

(fl. 1080)


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Spanish philosopher of the eleventh century. Bahya's Duties of the Heart is a treatise of morals and religion, translated into Yiddish, sure evidence of the work's popularity among ordinary devout Jews, although the opening section on the unity of God is strictly philosophical and written for thinkers. In this section Bahya stresses that the nature of God cannot be apprehended by the human mind.

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.


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