Biography of Bahya Ben Aser (s. XIII)

Jewish exegete, Kabbalist, who lived in Zaragoza. He/She was a pupil of Solomon ben Adret in Barcelona. His commentary on the Pentateuch was very popular and spread the points of view of Kabbalah. It was printed for the first time in Naples in 1492 and has been reprinted many times. Presents four types of interpretation: literal, homiletics, rational and cabalistic. In his theological work Kad has-qemah, «The flour pot», is the fundamentals of the faith.

Bibliography

BAER,. history of the Jews in Christian Spain. 2 vol. Madrid: Altalena, 1981.

SÁENZ-BADILLOS, a., TARGARONA, j., dictionary of Jewish authors (Sefarad. 10th - 15th centuries). Córdoba: El Almendro, 1990.