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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Ibn-Tibbon, Samuel

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son of the preceding, was born about 1160. He was educated by his father both in the Hebrew and cognate languages, and followed him in the practice of medicine. He was wild and even reckless in his youth, but finally became interested in his studies, and evinced greater skill as a translator than his father. He died about 1230. Besides translating philosophical works both of Jewish and heathen authors, among whom were Aristotle and Alfarabi he wrote a commentary on Ecclesiastes (קהלת פירוש ), which exists in MS. in several of the European libraries; and a commentary on Genesis 1:1-9, entitled מאמר יקוו המים (Presburg, 1837), being a dissertation on the creation, Gratz Gesch. d. Juden, 6, 242; Kitto, Cyclop. Bib. Lit. 2, 358; Furst, Biblioth. Jud. 3, 402 sq.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ibn-Tibbon, Samuel'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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