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Ibn Gabirol, Salomo ben Yehuda
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(Abū ʿAğūb Sulaimān ibn Yaḥyā ibn Gabirūl, Lat. Avicebron; c. 1021, Malaga – c. 1058, Valencia). Ibn Gabirol initially lived in Saragossa, where he enjoyed the patronage of Yequtiel Ibn Hassan Ibn Kabrūn and of other wealthy benefactors. He later moved to Valencia. He is known both as the author of secular and liturgical Hebrew poetry and as a Jewish Neo-Platonist (Neo-Platonism: III). Christian Scholastics knew him by the name Avicebron. His philosophical work Meqor Chayyim [The source of life] expounds the theory of creation based on the relationship b…

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van Bekkum, Wout J., “Ibn Gabirol, Salomo ben Yehuda”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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