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Ibn Daud, Abraham
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(ben David; acronym Rabad I; c. 1110, Córdoba – 1180, Toledo), historian, philosopher, and scholar. Ibn Daud was one of the leading personalities of the Jewish community in 12th-century Spain. He acquired an extensive knowledge of philosophy, medicine, and astronomy in his native town of Córdoba, and was also familiar with the Qurʾān and the New Testament. His main historical work, Sefer ha-Kabbalah (ET: The Book of Tradition, 1967), was on the one hand a polemical tractate against the Karaites, who rejected rabbinic tradition; Ibn Daud accordingly attempted…

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Dan, Joseph, “Ibn Daud, Abraham”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10237>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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