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Sefer Milḥamot ha-Shem

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Sefer Milḥamot ha-Shem
Title
Sefer Milḥamot ha-Shem
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Subject
Genre
Language
heb
Summary
Milḥamot ha-Shem, or Wars of the Lords, is a treatise by Levi ben Gershom (also known as Gersonides), on the nature of divine and human knowledge, in which he explores questions of the immortality of the soul, dream and prophecy, divine knowledge, providence, celestial spheres, relationship of separate intellects to God, and the creation of the world and miracles.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
  • p. 305
  • column 1609, no. 6138(2)
  • 376
  • p. 431
  • 329:632
Citation source
  • Amram, D.W. Makers of Hebrew books in Italy
  • Steinschneider, M. Cat. librorum hebraeorum
  • BM STC Italian, 1465-1600
  • BM Hebrew
  • NUC pre-1956
Index
no index present
LC call number
BM550
LC item number
.L38 1560
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
In analyzing these topics, Levi first presents the theories of other philosophers such as Aristotle, Averroes, Maimonides, Avicenna, and others from which he deviates, and then goes on to expound his own arguments
Label
Sefer Milḥamot ha-Shem
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Publication
Note
  • Signatures (in Hebrew characters and arabic numerals): 1-98 104
  • Final leaf is blank
  • Woodcuts: elaborate architectural title page; center drape contains title and woodcut arms of Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo (for image, see Amram, p. 299) founder and patron of a Hebrew press at Riva di Trento, with which Rabbi Joseph Ottolenghi of Cremona as editor, and Dr. Joseph Marcaria of Riva di Trento as printer were associated (see Amram, p. 296); each letter of caption title within ornamental woodcut cartouche
  • Text printed in Hebrew type, in two columns
Dimensions
31 cm (fol.)
Extent
75, [1] leaves
Lccn
51048229
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, final blank leaf wanting. Bound in modern green and tan marbled paper over ivory suede boards; new tan endpapers; gold-stamped spine title in Hebrew characters; brown leather letterpiece at base of spine with gold-stamped imprint. Purchase, William H. Schab Gallery, 1988.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29957329
  • ucoclc29957329
Label
Sefer Milḥamot ha-Shem
Publication
Note
  • Signatures (in Hebrew characters and arabic numerals): 1-98 104
  • Final leaf is blank
  • Woodcuts: elaborate architectural title page; center drape contains title and woodcut arms of Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo (for image, see Amram, p. 299) founder and patron of a Hebrew press at Riva di Trento, with which Rabbi Joseph Ottolenghi of Cremona as editor, and Dr. Joseph Marcaria of Riva di Trento as printer were associated (see Amram, p. 296); each letter of caption title within ornamental woodcut cartouche
  • Text printed in Hebrew type, in two columns
Dimensions
31 cm (fol.)
Extent
75, [1] leaves
Lccn
51048229
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: imperfect, final blank leaf wanting. Bound in modern green and tan marbled paper over ivory suede boards; new tan endpapers; gold-stamped spine title in Hebrew characters; brown leather letterpiece at base of spine with gold-stamped imprint. Purchase, William H. Schab Gallery, 1988.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29957329
  • ucoclc29957329

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