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Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra (1089–1164)

Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir (ā’bra-ham ben mā-ēr’ ‘b’n ez’rä). A noted Jewish-Arabic poet and scholar; born at Toledo, Spain, 1089; died in 1164. He traveled extensively, studying poetry, grammar, mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy. He wrote 150 liturgical poems which are still used in the Jewish worship, besides works on Hebrew grammar and philosophy, a treatise on chess, ‘Sefer Moznaïm,’ a ‘Book of Weights,’ etc. He was one of the earliest Biblical critics.