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Ibn Ezra, Abraham (Abū Iṣḥāq)
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Abraham ibn Ezra was born between 1089 and 1092  in Tudela, which was still under Muslim rule but was conquered by Alfonso I in 1115. During the first period of his life, Ibn Ezra lived in al-Andalus and perhaps visited North Africa. He left Sefarad in 1140 and lived in several cities in France, Italy, and England. It is likely that he died in England between 1164 and 1167. He was a close friend of Judah ha-Levi , whose acquaintance he first made in Cordova. His son,Isaac (Abū Saʿīd) ben Abraham ibn Ezra, traveled t…

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Josefina Rodríguez Arribas, “Ibn Ezra, Abraham (Abū Iṣḥāq)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0010510>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 2913

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