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Ibn Tibbon, Samuel ben Judah
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Samuel ben Judah ibn Tibbon was the son of Judah ben Saul ibn Tibbon, “the father of translators,” who emigrated to Provence from Granada. Samuel was born in Lunel around 1160 and was educated in accordance with the curriculum in Islamic Spain—Hebrew, the Bible and rabbinic literature, Arabic, philosophy, and medicine—and rounded out his studies with the literary arts. He traveled during his lifetime, not only within Provence (Arles, Béziers, Ma…

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Lola Ferre, “Ibn Tibbon, Samuel ben Judah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 17 October 2021
First published online: 2010

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