Berlin, “judischer Verlag”, 1922. Item #25321

(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 139 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. “Bahya ben Joseph ibn Paquda (also: Pakuda, Bakuda, Hebrew: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ) was a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who lived at Saragossa, Spain, in the first half of the eleventh century. He is often referred to as Rabbeinu Bachya…. He was the author of the first Jewish system of ethics, written in Arabic in 1040 under the title Al Hidayah ila Faraid al-Qulub, Guide to the Duties of the Heart, and translated into Hebrew by Judah ibn Tibbon in the years 1161-80 under the title Chovot ha-Levavot, Instruction in the Duties of the Heart. Little is known of his life except that he bore the title of dayan, judge at the rabbinical court. Bahya was thoroughly familiar with the Jewish rabbinic literature, as well as the philosophical and scientific Arabic, Greek and Roman literature, quoting frequently from the works of non-Jewish moral philosophers in his work” (Wikipedia, 2010) . SUBJECT(S) : Ethics, Jewish -- Early works to 1800. Judaism. A medieval Jewish ethical and philosophical treatise. “Be-tirgumo shel Yehudah Ibn Tivon”—Preface. Other Titles: Hovot ha-levavot. ; Sefer torat hovot ha-levavot. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to cover and binding. Slight browning to pages, some delicate. Some fading to cover. Tear through cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Sef-33-15).

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