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Joshua ibn Gaon
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Joshua ibn Gaon, a scribe from Soria, Castile, was active between 1299 (at the latest) and c. 1310 in both his home town and in nearby Tudela, Navarre. He signed several Bible manuscripts as either a scribe or a masoretor. While his designs are fairly well known from micrographic patterns, in one of the manuscripts he explicitly states that he also painted the decoration.

Joshua ibn Gaon (fl. 1299–1310) was a scribe, masran (masoretor), illuminator, and micrographic artist, active in Soria, Castile, and Tudela, Navarre. As he noted in one of his colophons, he was “from Soria,” where h…

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Kogman-Appel, Katrin, “Joshua ibn Gaon”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031631>
First published online: 2023

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