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Ibn Ṣaddīq, Joseph (Abū ʿAmr) ben Jacob
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The poet, philosopher, and distinguished talmudist Joseph (Abū ʿAmr)  Ibn Ṣaddīq was born around 1075, probably in Cordova. According to the Seferha-Qabbala by Abraham Ibn Daʾud, he was a dayyan in the rabbinical court there from 1138 until 1149, the year of his death. According to the same source, his father, Jacob, was also a learned scholar.

Moses Ibn Ezra includes Ibn Ṣaddīq in his ars poetica, Kitāb al-Muḥāḍara wa ʾl-Mudhākara (p. 79), as one of the most outstanding members of his generation and expressly praises his affable nature, poetic gifts, and wisdom.…

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Aurora Salvatierra Ossorio, “Ibn Ṣaddīq, Joseph (Abū ʿAmr) ben Jacob”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0011030>
First published online: 2010

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