Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Commentary on Song of Songs cover
  • ISBN: 9780300071474
  • ISBN10: 0300071477

Commentary on Song of Songs

by Menachem Kellner

  • List Price: $45.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1998
used Add to Cart $22.43
You save: 50%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $115.62
Marketplace Item
Rabbi Levi ben Gershom, (Gersonides, 1288-1344), one of medieval Judaism's most interesting figures, was not only a philosopher, exegete, and halakhist but was also known for his contributions in the fields of astronomy and mathematics. In this new translation of Gersonides' Commentary on Song of Songs, Menachem Kellner brings to English-language readers a work that draws together many important strands and elements of Gersonides' thought: philosophical theology, philosophy of science, biblical exegesis, and Aristotle/Averroes commentary. With an informative introduction and thorough annotations, this volume focuses fresh attention on an important example of medieval Jewish biblical commentary and medieval philosophical thought.

Gersonides stood at the intersection of three worlds: he was a learned and devout Jew whose major philosophic and scientific teachers were Muslims and whose scientific colleagues were Christians. Applying his learning and brilliance to the Judaism he had inherited, Gersonides transformed it and passed along to his own students a Judaism that bore the stamp of his unique personality and of the Jewish-Muslim-Christian symbiosis he both represented and helped create. His philosophical commentary on Song of Songs reveals his belief that this poem is the only book in the Bible written to teach the ultimate truths of the universe to the elite while being of no outward benefit to the masses.

"Kellner's work is a major contribution not only to the study of Gersonides but to the study of medieval culture in general. It is a book to read with care and pleasure". -- Seymour Feldman, Rutgers University

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  

Location: Dallas, TX
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
Goodwill Books

Location: Hillsboro, OR
Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing.
Henry Hollander Bookseller

Location: San Francisco, CA
Very Good
Octavo in dust jacket, xxxii, 161 pp., notes, works cited, index. Translated from the Hebrew with an Introduction & Annotations by Menahem Keller.

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Silent Way Books

Location: Glenside, PA
Like New
Shipping Icon
Book Book and dust jacket in excellent, unmarked condition.
Book Panther

Location: Wellington, FL
0300071477 New Condition.

Location: Richmond, TX
Ask seller a question
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.