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Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir
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(1089, Toledo – 1164, Rome). Ibn Ezra spent a number of years in Córdoba. Following the Almohad conquest, he was forced to leave Andalusia and lived in Italy, France, and England. As an itinerant poet, grammarian, Bible commentator, astronomer, and mathematician, he played a decisive role in the spreading of the prosody and poetic art of the Spanish school of Hebrew poetry. His Hebrew translations and writings familiarized the Jews of Christian Europe with Jewish-Arabic texts and the Arabic linguistic literature of the Middle Ages.


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van Bekkum, Wout J., “Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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