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Moses Ibn Ezra
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Moses b. Jacob Ibn Ezra (Abū Hārūn Mūsā b. Yaʿqūb Ibn ʿAzrā; b. c.446/1055, d. c.532–4/1138–40) was an Andalusian Jewish polymath most renowned for his Arabic-style Hebrew poetry. His adab-style (belletristic-informal and somewhat digressive) poetics, composed in Judaeo-Arabic and dealing with the composition of Hebrew poetry in accordance with the rules of Arabic verse, is the only extant mediaeval Jewish work of its kind. He was born into an aristocratic Jewish family in Zīrid Granada, where his early years were spent in …

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Wechsler, Michael G., “Moses Ibn Ezra”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_30764>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 9789004413443, 2020, 2020-2



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