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Ibn Eleazar, Ezra (Abū ʾl-Ḥasan)
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Ezra (Abū ’l-Ḥasan) ibn Eleazar was an Andalusian poet of the late eleventh to twelfth century mentioned as an older contemporary by Moses ibn Ezra in his ars poetica, Kitāb al-Muhāḍara wa ’l-Mudhākara (Halkin ed., p. 76). The text offers no details about Ibn Eleazar’s life or activity beyond the fact that he was a poet. It was once suggested that he was the recipient of a poem by Moses ibn Ezra dedicated to one “Ibn Eleazar” (Shire ha-Ḥol, no. 63), but this notion has been discarded. New manuscripts as well as the content of the poem, a brief composition praising a book …

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Aurora Salvatierra Ossorio, “Ibn Eleazar, Ezra (Abū ʾl-Ḥasan)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0010500>
First published online: 2010

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