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Miphaloth Elo-him [on the question of creation ...

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Miphaloth Elo-him [on the question of creation ex-nihilo, miracles and prophecy].

FIRST EDITION. ff. 96. Final few leaves taped along gutter. Modern calf. 8vo. Vinograd, Venice 771; Habermann, di Gara 137.

Giovanni di Gara, Venice: 1592.

In this treatise, Don Isaac Abrabanel (1437-1508), former finance minister to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel of Spain, Bible exegete and philosopher, takes up the cudgels with Aristotle's theory of the eternity of the world, mustering logical proofs to demonstrate that the world was created in actual time.