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Isaac ben Abraham
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(the Blind; c. 1160, Posquières, Provence – 1235) was the author of the first non-anonymous kabbalistic work (his Commentary on the Sefer Yetzirah, Kabbalah) and the most prominent kabbalist in the early circle in southern France in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. It is not known whether he was blind from birth or became blind as an adult. His commentary and several other short treatises, for example, On the Secret of the Sacrifices and On the Intentions of Prayer, and the many quotations from his teachings found in the writings of his disciples, reve…

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Dan, Joseph, “Isaac ben Abraham”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10567>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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