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Saadiah ibn Danan
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[Saʿadya bar Maimon bar Moses bar Maimon Ibn Danan]

ca 1436-1493. Granada (Iberia), then North Africa. Sephardic Jew, teacher and scholar, Hebrew commentator, exegete and halakhist, Hebrew and Arabic grammarian and lexicographer, the "last Hebrew Poet of Sepharad" who wrote also on Hebrew prosody. Saʿadya lived in Granada until the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, after which he settled in Oran (Algeria).

Saʿadya lived in an Arabic society and wrote many of his works in Arabic. In 1485, he finished his Seder ha-Dorot (The Succession of the Generations) with an Arabic ru…

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Targarona, Judit, “Saadiah ibn Danan”, 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_02242>
First published online: 2016

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