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Abraham ibn Daud
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[Abraham ben David ha-Levi ibn Daʿud; RaBaD I]

ca 1110 - ca 1180. Castile (Iberia). Sephardic Jew, physician, Arabic philosopher, Hebrew commentator of the Talmud, halakhist, and Hebrew chronicler. Abraham ibn Daʿud was born in Cordoba to an important Jewish family, and died a martyr in Toledo. He wrote three important works of history.

He wrote the Sefer ha-Qabbalah (Book of Tradition) in 1169 to prove that all the teachings of the sages passed through ten generations of prophets—one after another—to the Great Assembly; through the Great Assembly to the tannaim; through five generat…

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Targarona, Judit, “Abraham ibn Daud”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00013>
First published online: 2016

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