Abravanel(Abrabanel), Isaac ben Judah

(1437-1508)
   Portuguese biblical exegete and statesman. He was treasurer to Alfonso V of Portugal and served King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Castile. His writings include a commentary on the Bible, philosophical studies of an anti-rationalist nature, and theological treatises stressing the primacy of Judaism.

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  • Abrabanel — Isaac Abravanel Pour les articles homonymes, voir Abravanel (homonymie). Rabbi Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) Don Itshak ben Yehouda Abravanel ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Isaac Abrabanel — Isaac Abravanel Pour les articles homonymes, voir Abravanel (homonymie). Rabbi Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) Don Itshak ben Yehouda Abravanel ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Judah Abravanel — Isaac Abravanel Pour les articles homonymes, voir Abravanel (homonymie). Rabbi Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) Don Itshak ben Yehouda Abravanel ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ABRABANEL — ABRABANEL, family in Italy. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, the three brothers, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, founders of the Italian family, settled in the kingdom of Naples. The family tree shows the relationships of the Italian… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Isaac Abravanel — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Abravanel (homonymie). Rabbi Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) Don Itshak ben Yehouda Abravanel (1437, Lisbonne ( …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ABRABANEL, ABRAVANEL — (Heb. אַבְּרַבַנְאֵל; inaccurately Abarbanel; before 1492 also Abravaniel and Brabanel), Sephardi family name. The name is apparently a diminutive of Abravan, a form of Abraham not unusual in Spain, where the h sound was commonly rendered by f or …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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