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The 'Secret of the Heavens' and the 'Secret of Number': Immanuel of Rome's Mathematical Supercommentaries on Abraham Ibn Ezra in His Commentary on Qohelet 5:7 and 7:27 (2021)


Immanuel of Rome, the Hebrew Dante, penned a very large collection of Biblical commentaries, mostly still in manuscript. Most of them are strongly anthological in character, pieced together from other sources, mostly Maimonidean but not only, and including a good deal of philosophical and scientific material. This is certainly the case in his unpublished commentary on Qohelet, which borrows material from Maimonides, Samuel and Moses ibn Tibbon, among others, and also Abraham Ibn Ezra, whose commentary on Qohelet also frames two extended mathematical supercommentaries. This paper publishes these two supercommentaries together with English translation and sets them in broader literary, exegetical, and scientific context.

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Authors & Contributors
Visi, Tamás
Meer, Jitse M. van der
Prinster, Scott Gerard
Paul Timothy Greenham
Bujor, Ioana
Clelia Vittoria Crialesi
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Medioevo, Rivista di Storia della Filosofia Medievale
Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Lias: Sources and Documents Relating to the Early Modern History of Ideas
History of the Human Sciences
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
University of Wisconsin at Madison
University of Toronto
Jewish civilization and culture
Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meir
Thierry of Chartres
Amerpoel, Johannes
Philoponus, John
Wright, George Frederick
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Time Periods
19th century
17th century
Early modern
20th century
United States
Eastern Europe
Rome (Italy)
Great Britain
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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