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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Ibn Ghayyat, Judah Ben Isaac

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Spanish Talmudist and Hebrew poet of the twelfth century. He was the author of a Hebrew translation, from the Arabic, of a casuistic dissertation of Isaac Alfasi on a passage of Shebu' ot. As a poet Judah ibn Ghayyat was held in great esteem by Judah ha-Levi, who composed four poems in his honor (see L. Dukes in "Kokbe Yiẓ ḥ aḳ ," 26:16-19). Ibn Ghayyat is also mentioned as a poet by Shem-Ṭ ob Palquera and by Al-Ḥ arizi ("Taḥ kemoni," iii.).

Bibliography : Gross, Gallia Judaica , p. 412 Fuenn, Keneset Yisrael , p. 393.D. M. Sel.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Ibn Ghayyat, Judah Ben Isaac'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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