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Ibn Ezra, Moses ben Jakob
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(Abu Harūn; 1055, Granada – c.1135). Ibn Ezra wrote a large number of religious and secular poems that followed the conventional structure of medieval Arabic and Hebrew verse compositions. He is regarded as the first Jewish poet in Andalusia to have authored a book of homonymous poems in analogy to the Arabic style. His Judeo-Arabic prose writings on Hebrew verse earned him an important place as a theorist, critic, and literary historian. His Kitāb al-Muḥāḍara wa al-Muḍākara [Book of conversation and discussion] is the most comprehensive work on Hebrew p…

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van Bekkum, Wout J., “Ibn Ezra, Moses ben Jakob”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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