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  Isaac Abrabanel - LoveToKnow 1911
ISAAC ABRABANEL, called also Abravanel, Abarbanel (1437-1508), Jewish statesman, philosopher, theologian and commentator, was born at Lisbon of an ancient family which claimed descent from the royal house of David.
On the death of Alphonso in 1481, his counsellors and favourites were harshly treated by his successor John, and Abrabanel was compelled to flee to Spain, where he held for eight years (1484-1492) the post of a minister of state under Ferdinand and Isabella.
He was one of the first to see that for Biblical exegesis it was necessary to reconstruct the social environment of olden times, and he skilfully applied his practical knowledge of statecraft to the elucidation of the books of Samuel and Kings.
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 Don Isaac Abrabanel
The favour shown by a Catholic prince to a Jew shocked the public opinion of those times, and under John II Abrabanel was accused of conspiring with the Duke of Braganza, and barely saved his life by fleeing to Castile, 1483.
Abrabanel knew Plato and Aristotle, and is often ranked among the Jewish philosophers.
In the field of Biblical exegesis, Abrabanel has the merit of having anticipated much of what has been advanced as new by modern investigators, and of having considered systematically not only the letter of the sacred text, but also the persons of its authors, their aim and surroundings.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/a/abrabanel,don_isaac.html   (526 words)

 Judaism 101 - Abrabanel - A Glossary of Basic Jewish Terms and Concepts - OU.ORG
Abrabanel was a remarkable figure combining within himself multiple talents including that of statesman, financier, Biblical Commentator, philosopher and protector of his people.
Abrabanel was born in Lisbon where he received a wide ranging education.
Abrabanel’s commentaries on TANACH (the Hebrew Bible) are unique and represent a fresh departure in the depth of his questions and analyses and the originality of his interpretations.
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 Two Letters of Rabbi Don Isaac Abrabanel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abrabanel obtained form Sezira a promise to approach the Pope on behalf fo the Jews, and also entrusted him with a letter to Yehiel of Pisa, a cultivated Jewish financier and philanthropist.
Abrabanel tactfully linked the matter of the prisoners with the misfortune which Yeshiel himself had suffered in an anti-Jewish riot in Pisa, and gave the learned friend a brief account of his studies.
Abrabanel, then in his seventieth year, not only gave an exhaustive reply but also touched upon his personal life and even appealed to Saul Hakohen to come to Venice in order that both of them together might devote themselves to the study of the 'Guide'.
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 Judah Abrabanel (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy/Spring 2006 Edition)
Abrabanel's magnum opus, the Dialoghi d'amore (“Dialogues of Love”) belongs to the genre of the trattato d'amore (“treatise on love”) that was intimately connected to both the Renaissance and the development of the Italian vernacular.
Judah Abrabanel was born in Lisbon, Portugal, sometime between 1460 and 1470.
Abrabanel's emphasis, like that of many of his Renaissance contemporaries, on aesthetics and the phenomenal world would eventually become an important dimension of 16th- and 17th -century natural philosophy.
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 Rabbi Don Yitzchak ben Judah Abrabanel ZT"L   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abrabanel's biblical commentaries are notable for their interpretation of the books of the Bible in terms of their various historical and social backgrounds and for their liberal quotations from Christian commentaries.
Abravanel attacked the use (by Maimonides) of philosophical allegory, which he believed weakened the faith of many and thus tended to undermine the Jewish community in a precarious time.
In his writings Abrabanel refers to himself as "of the source of Yishai [King David's Father] of Beit Lechem".
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 The Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism in Jerusalem of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
For Abrabanel, this question was particularly poignant since he personally experienced the expulsions from both Portugal and Spain.
Abrabanel was unaware that the book of Isaiah was probably, at least, two prophetic books combined, the first part of the book from the pre-exilic period of the kings while the second portion of the book, where these verses are found, was probably composed during the period of the return from Babylonian exile.
Abrabanel, however, sought to contend with this question in a manner that would be relevant to his own audience.
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 Abrabanel, Isaac
On the death of Alphonso in 1481, his counselors and favorites were harshly treated by his successor John, and Abrabanel was compelled to flee to Spain, where he held for eight years (14841492) the post of a minister of state under Ferdinand and Isabella.
When the Jews were banished from Spain in 1492, no exception was made in Abrabanel’s favor.
He was one of the first to see that for Biblical exegesis it was necessary to reconstruct the social environment of olden times, and he skillfully applied his practical knowledge of statecraft to the elucidation of the books of Samuel and Kings.
www.worldspirituality.org /abrabanel.html   (247 words)

 Amazon.com: Abrabanel: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abrabanel on Prike Avot: A Digest of Rabbi Isaac Abrabanel's "Nahalat Avot" With Selections from Other Classical Commentaries on Pirkei Avot by Abraham Chill (Hardcover - Jun 1991)
Maimonides and Abrabanel on prophecy, by Isaac Abravanel (Unknown Binding - 1970)
and influential advocates of an emerging messianic response was Isaac Abrabanel (1437-1508).
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 Judah Abrabanel > Notes (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Of particular interest is Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) a contemporary of Judah Abrabanel, and someone who also wrote an important dialogue of love.
According to Damiens, Abrabanel would have derived this from Ficino by way of the Alexandrian mystics, especially Pseudo-Dionysius.
In contrast, he claims, quite plausibly, that Judah Abrabanel's source is al-Batalyawsi, perhaps as received from his father's commentary to Genesis, or from Yohanan Alemanno.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/abrabanel/notes.html   (1758 words)

 Lech Lecha 5763 - Rabbi Menashe Bleiweiss
For Abrabanel, these words are mainly positive and all part of the angel's ongoing argument that Hagar should go home.
Those seem fairly pretentious words, especially given that she has experienced no prophetic reverie at all, and seems to have been in contact with a mere messenger and not the Almighty Himself.
In truth, Abrabanel explains, any Divine communication - from the transcendent prophesies of Moshe Rabeinu to the remarkably bland voice that speaks to Hagar - ultimately comes from Hashem through His own will.
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 Amazon.com: Abrabanel,_Isaac: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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 Isaac Abrabanel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many Torah and Talmud scholars today, simply refer to him as "The Abarbanel".
Abrabanel's response to the Alhambra Decree, in the 1988 novel The Alhambra Decree by David Raphael.
Netanyahu, B. Don Isaac Abravanel: Statesman and Philosopher.
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 Isaac Abrabanel Biography
Isaac Abrabanel quoted in Gates of Jewish Heritage.
Isaac Abrabanel (also spelled Abravanel) was a Portuguese-Jewish court official and scholar who contributed to the study of biblical texts during the Renaissance.
The Renaissance was a cultural movement initiated by scholars called humanist, who promoted the revival of the human-centered literature and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome as well as new translations of biblical texts (Hebrew holy books and the Christian Bible).
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 ISAAC ABRABANEL - Online Information article about ISAAC ABRABANEL
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ABRABANEL, called also ABRAVANEL, ABARBANEL (1437-15o8), Jewish statesman, philosopher, theologian and commentator, was See also:
Abrabanel was compelled to flee to See also:
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 Isaac Abrabanel
Los Abrabanel, fueron una antigua familia judía de Sevilla que al inicio de las persecuciones en 1391 tuvieron que emigrar a Portugal, aunque problemas ulteriores en ese país obligaron de nuevo a la familia Abrabanel a atravesar la frontera (1483) en sentido inverso.
Para ese entonces Isaac Abrabanel era un hombre de amplia erudición y un sabio talmudista.
Isaac Abrabanel abandonó con su familia España en julio de 1492, no sin antes hacerse intentos de convencerlo mediante presiones para que recibiera el bautismo.
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 Stock Maven® - Business Law & Financial Ethics - Part One
Pirke Avot, one of the 63 tractates of the Mishnah, its six chapters, a rich depository of Rabbinic wisdom and a time hallowed guide to Jewish living and ethics, are read one chapter on every Shabbat throughout the summer months.
A digest of Rabbi Don Isaac Abrabanel's Nahalat Avot with selections from other classical commentaries on Pirkei Avot.
Rabbi Abrabanel was a fifteenth-century statesman, philosopher and author of many works including his celebrated commentary on the entire Bible.
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 Benvenida Abrabanel
After the Spanish Inquisition in 1492, Benvenida Arabanel fled to Naples.
She married her cousin, Samuel Abrabanel and they had six children.
Samuel soon became the head of the Jewish community in Naples, and Benvenida became a teacher for the Spanish viceroy's daughter, Eleonora.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/BAbrabanel.html   (157 words)

 Isaac Abrabanel Summary
These works contributed to the subsequent rise of false messiahs.
ABRAVANEL, ISAAC (1437–1508), known as Abravanel, Abrabanel, and Abarbanel; Spanish-Portuguese biblical commentator, theologian, and philosopher.
He then moved to Naples in the service of King Ferrante I until a French invasion forced him to flee with the king to Messina in 1494.
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 Search Results for abraham chill abrabanel on prike avot - Direct Textbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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Jewish statesman, apologist and exegete, born in Lisbon 1437; died in Venice, 1508, buried in Padua.
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 Open Directory - Society:Philosophy:Philosophers:A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Late medieval Spanish-Italian Jewish philosopher also known as Leone Ebreo or Leo Hebraeus, the son of Isaac Abrabanel.
Philosophically, he was a representative of the Italian Platonist school of humanist thought.
Description: Don Isaac (Yitzchak) ben Judah Abrabanel, 1437-1508.
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 The Alhambra Decree (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Alhambra Decree (Followed by Isaac Abrabanel's Answer)
This is the decree of expulsion promulgated by Queen Isabella and Kind Ferdinand of Spain in
We shall remember you and your vile Edict of Expulsion forever.
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 Abrabanel in Religion: Press Releases
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