- (913–c. 982)Italian physician. Donnolo and his family were captured by Saracen pirates when he was twelve years old. While his parents were sold as slaves, young Shabbetai was ransomed by relatives, and grew up to be a renowned physician in Italy. As shown by his Hebrew manuscript, Sefer ha-Mirkachot (‘A Book of Remedies’), his knowledge of medicine was entirely in the Greek, not the Arab, tradition. His remedies, all based on vegetable preparations, were the fruit of forty years’ practical experience. Donnolo also wrote an astrological work, of which only a few pages survive, and a commentary on the mystical text Sefer Yezirah, which is prefaced by a brief autobiography. His arguments on the relationship between God and man had some influence on later mystics.
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DONNOLO, SHABBETAI — (913–c. 982), Italian physician and writer on medicine. He was born in Oria, Italy. The name Donnolo is Greek in origin but is common among Jews in its Arabic form Dunash. Such details of his life as are known have come from an autobiographical… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
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