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Shir ha-Yihhud
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[German Version]

(“The Poem of Divine Unity”) is a long theological poem which was written by an unknown Jewish scholar in the 12th century. It became one of the main expressions of the new conception of the divine world in this culture. The Shir ha-Yihhud expresses a radical transcendental conception of God the Creator, and at the same time insists on his immanence in all realms of creation. One of its sources was an early Hebrew translation (11th cent.) of the 10th-century rationalistic work, “Emunot we-De’ot” by Saadia Gaon. The poem has been attributed to several writers, inclu…

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Dan, Joseph, “Shir ha-Yihhud”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025509>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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