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IBN GHAYYAT, JUDAH BEN ISAAC:

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 Yiẓḥaḳ," xxvi. 16-19). Ibn Ghayyat is also mentioned as a poet by Shem-Ṭob Palquera and by Al-Ḥarizi ("Taḥkemoni," iii.).

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