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Abū al-Barakāt
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Abū al-Barakāt, Hibat Allāh b. ʿAlī b. Malkā (Eli ben Malkān) al-Baghdādī, known as Awḥad al-Zamān (‘Unique in his time’) and Faylasūf al-ʿIrāqayn (‘the Philosopher of the two Iraqs: ʿAjamī and ʿArabī), a physician and philosopher of the first half of the 6th/11th century. In at least one Hebrew text, he is referred to as Nathaniel, the etymological equivalent of Hibat Allāh.

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Movahhed, Samad and Translated by Maryam Rezaee, “Abū al-Barakāt”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0050>
First published online: 2015

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