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The cultural legacy of Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164)
Abraham ibn Ezra is regarded as one of the
two or three greatest Jewish biblical exegetes.
His oeuvre forms part of the ‘canon’ of religious Biblical scholarship.
However, he was also a poet, philosopher, astronomer, astrologer, grammarian,
mystic and seer, who felt it his mission to transmit his Spanish Sephardi culture to the ‘ignorant’ Ashkenazi Jews of
In 1139-40, he therefore left
This seminar will look at ibn Ezra’s cultural legacy in context and will be accompanied by short readings from some of his writings.