Mario Javier Saban

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Mario Javier Saban
Born (1966-02-12)12 February 1966
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Main interests
Origins of Christianity, Jewish philosophy

Mario Javier Sabán (Buenos Aires, 1966), is an Argentinian theologian of Sephardi origin.

Sabán’s family is descended from Spanish Jews who sheltered in the Ottoman Empire in 1492. In 1987 he began his historical investigations about the Jewish origins of the Argentina's traditional families. His first work, Converted Jews (1990), became a best-seller.

In year 2002 he migrated to Spain, where he published his book The Judaism of Saint Paul (2003).

On June 2007 he founded the organization Tarbut Sefarad[1], over which he presides. In March 2008 he obtained a doctorate in Philosophy from the Complutense University of Madrid. In June of the same year he published his doctoral thesis entitled Rambam, the genius of Moses Maimonides, based on his deep study of the Guide for the Perplexed. In September 2008 he published his eleventh work, The Judaism of Jesus, which is an extensive work dedicated to the teachings of Jesus and their natural relation with Judaism. One of the Saban's books was translated into English, with the title of The Jewish roots of Christianity.

Published works[edit]

  • Judíos conversos (1990).
  • Los hebreos nuestros hermanos mayores or Judíos conversos II (1991).
  • Los marranos y la economía en el Rio de la Plata or Judíos conversos III (1992).
  • Mil preguntas y respuestas sobre el judaísmo español y portugués (1993).
  • Las raíces judías del cristianismo (1994).
  • El judaísmo de San Pablo (La matriz judía del cristianismo I, 2003).
  • El sábado hebreo en el cristianismo (La matriz judía del cristianismo II, 2004).
  • La matriz intelectual del judaísmo y la génesis de Europa (2005).
  • La cronología del pensamiento judío (2007).
  • Rambam, el genio de Maimónides (Doctoral thesis, 2008).
  • El judaísmo de Jesús (2008).

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External links[edit]


  • Sabán, Mario Javier: El judaísmo de Jesús, Saban Editorial, Buenos Aires, 2008.