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Del Bene, Judah

Born: ca. 1618, place uncertain, probably Mantua
Died: April 2, 1678, Ferrara
  • Adam Shear
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_786-1


Judah del Bene is an Italian rabbi and preacher in Ferrara in the early seventeenth century.

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Primary Literature

  1. [Del Bene], Assael, Judah. 1646. Kisot le-Veit David. Verona.Google Scholar
  2. Ha-Kohen, Israel ben Abraham. n.d. Yesodato be-Harrerei Kodesh, 455. MS Budapest-Kaufmann A.Google Scholar

Secondary Literature

  1. Barzilay, Isaac. 1967. Between Reason and Faith: Anti-Rationalism in Italian Jewish Thought, 1250–1650. The Hague: Mouton.Google Scholar
  2. Bonfil, Robert. 1992. Preaching as mediation between elite and popular cultures: The case of Judah Del Bene. In Preachers of the Italian Ghetto, ed. David B. Ruderman, 67–88. Berkeley: University of California Press.Google Scholar
  3. Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971. s.v. Del Bene, Judah Asahel Ben David Eliezer, vol 5, 1470. reprinted verbatim in 2nd edition. ed. M. Birnbaum and F. Skolnik, vol 5, 537.Google Scholar
  4. Kaufmann, David. 1896. The dispute about the Sermons of David del Bene of Mantua. Jewish Quarterly Review old series 8: 513–525.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Ruderman, David B. 1995. Jewish thought and scientific discovery in early modern Europe. New Haven: Yale University Press.Google Scholar
  6. Shear, Adam. 2007. “The Italian and Berlin Haskalah” revisited. Simon-Dubnow-Institute Jahrbuch-Yearbook 6: 49–66.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Religious StudiesUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vasileios Syros
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  1. 1.Finnish Center of Political Thought & Conceptual ChangeJYVÄSKYLÄN YLIOPISTOFinland