Bahya Ibn Asher

Biblical commentator looked at Torah in both traditional and kabbalistic ways.

Bayha Ibn Asher (also known as Bayha Ben Asher Ben Halawa) was a 13th- and 14th-century Spanish biblical commentator and kabbalist.

Born in Saragossa in the middle of the 13th century, Ibn Asher died in 1340.

Ibn Asher is best known for his commentary on the Torah, as well as Kad Hakemach (Flour Jar), a 60-chapter book on all the requirements of religion and morality as well as on the principal ritual observances. The book places special emphasis on the duty of righteousness toward non-Jews.

Adapted from The Jewish Encyclopedia.

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