Isaac Israeli

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[Revised entry by Leonard Levin, R. David Walker, and Shalom Sadik on July 6, 2022.
Changes to: Bibliography]
Isaac ben Solomon Israeli (ca. 855 – 955 CE), not to be confused with Isaac Israeli the Younger (an astronomer of Spain, d. 1322 CE), served as physician to the founder of the Fatimid Dynasty in North Africa and wrote several philosophical and medical treatises in Arabic which were subsequently translated and widely read in Latin and Hebrew. Israeli was one of the earliest medieval Jewish Neoplatonist writers, though not as original in his thinking as later Jewish philosophers such as Solomon Ibn Gabirol (Avicebron), Moses Maimonides…

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