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Abraham ben Isaac of Granada
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Abraham ben Isaac of Granada probably lived in the thirteenth or fourteenth century, but there is no conclusive support for this dating, and nothing is known about his life. His name is cited in the introduction to the long commentary on the SeferYeṣira by Moses ben Isaac Botarel, a kabbalist with messianic pretensions who lived in Spain and France at the end of the fourteenth and beginning of the fifteenth century. Botarel mentions a Hebrew work entitled Seferha-Berit (Book of the Covenant) and attributes it to an author named Abraham ben Isaac of Granada. The work has …

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Aurora Salvatierra Ossorio, “Abraham ben Isaac of Granada”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0000250>
First published online: 2010

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