(Gerson[ides]; Leo de Bagnolas; Maestro Leon; Leo Hebraeus; called Ralbag from the initials of rabbi and of his name [though he may not have been a rabbi]; ca. 1288-ca. 1344). B. Bagnols, Languedoc, Fr.; Jewish Bible commentator, astronomer, mathematician, Aristotelian philos.; held that that part of the soul which contains the sum of exalted thoughts is immortal; God knows things in gen. but not in particular. Works include Milhamot Adonai (Wars of the Lord); commentaries on Bible and Talmud; treatises on astronomy and trigonometry.
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