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IBN PAQUDA BARYA

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 214 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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IBN PAQUDA BARYA, a Jewish ethical writer who flourished at Saragossa in the 11th century. In 1040 he wrote in Arabic a treatise, Duties of the Heart. This book was one of the most significant and influential Jewish works of the middle ages. Bahya portrays an intensely spiritual conception of religion, and rises at times to great heights of impassioned mysticism. 1 Including Miss Tinne's mother and aunt and Dr Steudne,r. The Law, in the rabbinical sense, was reverenced by Bahya, and he converted it into part and parcel of the Jew's inner life. The book is divided into ten parts: the Unity of God; Contemplation; Worship; Trust; Consecration; Humility; Repentance; Self-Examination; the Ascetic Life; the Love of God. Some selections from Bal ya's work have been rendered into English by E. Collins. (I. A.)
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