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Ibn Verga, Solomon
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After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, Ibn Verga first settled in Lisbon, where he lived for a few years as a Marrano before leaving Portugal in 1506. He apparently died in Flanders around 1530. In the 1520s, he wrote Shevet Yehudah [The scepter of Judah] (1554), one of the most popular historical works in the early modern period, based on the Sefer Yosippon and A. Ibn Daud's Sefer Ha-Kabbalah. Shevet Yehudah, supplemented by Ibn Verga's son Joseph and first published in 1554, describes the history of the persecutions of Jews since the destructio…

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Römer, Nils, “Ibn Verga, Solomon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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