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Ibn Ḥasday, Jonah (Abū ʾl-Walīd) ha-Levi
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Jonah (Abū ʾl-Walīd) ibn Ḥasday ha-Levi was a grammarian and poet in Lucena from the end of the tenth century through the early part of the eleventh. We know of him from later quotations. According to Moses ibn Ezra (Kitābal-Muḥāḍara, p. 31v), Ibn Ḥasday, to whom he gives the title rāʾīs (nasi), lived and worked as a teacher in Lucena between the second and third generations, alongside Abū Zakariyya ben Ḥanīga and Abū ʿAmr (Abraham) ibn Yaqwā—that is, immediately after, or at the same time as, the disciples of Menahem ibn Sarūq and Dunash ben Labraṭ, and before grammarians like Jonah ibn Janāḥ, …

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José Martínez Delgado, “Ibn Ḥasday, Jonah (Abū ʾl-Walīd) ha-Levi”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 02 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0010660>
First published online: 2010

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