Levi ben Abraham ben Hayyim

Levi ben Abraham ben Hayyim
   French talmudist and philosopher. He was born in Villefrance-de-Conflent, and lived in various towns in southern France, earning his living as a teacher. His book Livyat Hen deals with various branches of science, and includes his theological and philo-sophical views. He was persecuted by opponents of Maimonides because of his rational interpre-tation of miracles as well as his allegorical biblical exegesis.

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