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[Revised entry by Hannah Kasher and Moshe Kahan on January 15, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Harry A. Wolfson once described medieval philosophy as a philosophy "which placed itself at the service of Scriptures" (Philo, II, p. 439). From a formal aspect, a new genre was created: "From now on, a new form of exposition appears in philosophic literature, the homily on some scriptural text or the running commentary upon some scriptural books" (p. 444). Joseph ibn Kaspi is a perfect illustration of this characterization of the...

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