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Gersonides

(gərsŏn`ĭdēz) or

Levi ben Gershon

(lē`vī bĕn gûr`shən), 1288–1344, Jewish philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, called also Ralbag, from the initials of his Hebrew name, b. Languedoc. He wrote scientific works and commentaries on Averroës and the Torah. His Milchamoth Adonai [the wars of the Lord] is an elaborate treatise modeled after the Moreh Nevukhim of Maimonides. It is mainly a systematic criticism of the syncretism of Maimonides. His scientific views remained influential into the 19th cent.
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See the commentaries of Ralbag, Mezudat David and R.
that Noah uncovered himself, but Ralbag and B'khor Shor say that his grandson, Canaan, uncovered him, and the Tur says that Noah's son, Ham, did this and told his brothers, Shem and Japheth.
The justification for such a lie, says Ralbag, is that if Ben-Hadad had been told the truth and then died, people might say that he died of fright.
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The great Jewish Bible commentators--Rashi, Kimhi and Ralbag (Levi ben Gershom)--have nothing to say about this, and only fanciful explanations were offered by scholars up to the twentieth century.
11:26) and other traditional exegetes such as Ralbag and Ha-Gra.
Furthermore, the thirteenth-[begin strikethrough]13th[end strikethrough]- century commentator Ralbag (Levi ben Gershom) (Gen.
The Sages of the Talmud and medieval rabbinic commentators such as Ralbag and Abarbanel also were fully conscious of the public political roles of the protagonists.
However, Ralbag suggests that Solomon was the wisest only during the period spanning the generation before and after him.
Let the last word in this analysis be that of Ralbag in the fourteenth century, who explains Leviticus 19:28 as a biblical prohibition against inflicting any pain upon our bodies, except, of course, circumcision of males.
7) However, Radak and Ralbag assume that if Joshua instructed them to abolish idols, this indicates that they had them in their possession.
Addressing the chronological problem, Ralbag (on 1:10-11) suggests that Rahab's telling the spies, 'Stay there in hiding three days' means 'stay there until the third day.