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concept of nature in Judaism

I. A. Ben Yosef

concept of nature in Judaism

inaugural lecture, 21 May, 1986

by I. A. Ben Yosef

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Published by University of Cape Town in (Cape Town) .
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  • Nature -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.

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    StatementI.A. Ben Yosef.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21443727M


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