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Judah (Abū Zakariyyā) ben Ḥanigā
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Judah (Abū Zakariyyā) ben Ḥanigā lived in al-Andalus between the tenth and eleventh centuries. He is mentioned by Moses ibn Ezra in his Kitāb al-Muḥāḍara wa ʾl-Mudhākara (Abumalham ed., p. 31) along with Abū ʿAmr ibn Yaqwā. Both are included among the authors from Cordova who followed in the footsteps of Isaac ibn Qapron and Ha-Kohen ben al-Mudarram, second-generation poets and grammarians. All of them belonged to the group of Hebrew intellectuals who contributed to making the city the center of Jewish life in Islamic Spain.

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Aurora Salvatierra Ossorio, “Judah (Abū Zakariyyā) ben Ḥanigā”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 08 December 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0012240>
First published online: 2010

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