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Abraham Ibn Ezra
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Abraham Ibn Ezra (b. c.481/1088, d. c.556/1161) is famous for his outstanding biblical commentaries, his religious and secular poetry, and his corpus of astrological writings, which address the main systems of Arabic astrology and provided Hebrew readers with access to astrology, from the Middle Ages until the present.

1. Life

Ibn Ezra was born in Tudela, in northern Muslim Spain, where he receive…

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Sela, Shlomo, “Abraham Ibn Ezra”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24704>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386631, 2019, 2019-2

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