Gershon ben Solomon of Arles

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Gerson ben Solomon of Arles (flourished in the second half of the 13th century) was a Provençal Jewish philosopher; he is said to be the father of Gersonides.

He was the author of "Sha'ar ha-Shamayim" (Venice, 1547; Rödelsheim, 1801), a sort of encyclopedia divided into three parts, treating: (1) of natural phenomena, metals, plants, animals, and man; (2) of astronomy, principally extracted from Alfergani and the Almagest; and (3) of metaphysics, taken from the Moreh Nebukim of Maimonides.


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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainJewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906.