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IBN KILLIS, YA'ḲUB BEN YUSUF (ABU AL-FARAJ) – Vizier to the calif of Egypt, Al-'Aziz Nizar; born at Bagdad 930; died at Cairo 990-991. His parents were Jews; and he himself professed the Jewish religion during the first half of his life. His biographers relate that he...
IBN LAṬIF, ISAAC B. ABRAHAM – Spanish physician and cabalist; probably born at Toledo; died at Jerusalem, whither he had gone in indigent circumstances, about 1290. He was the natural philosopher among the cabalists of his period. Cabalistic terms had not...
IBN MALKAH, JUDAH BEN NISSIM – Spanish philosopher; flourished either in Spain or in Africa in the middle of the fourteenth century. He was imbued with Neoplatonic ideas, and he wrote from that standpoint an important philosophical work in Arabic in three...
IBN MATḲAH, JUDAH BEN SOLOMON HA-KOHEN – Spanish philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician; born at Toledo in 1215. On his mother's side he was the grandson of Ziza ibn Shushan. Although Ibn Matḳah was a pupil of Meïr Abulafia, an anti-Maimonist, and was greatly...
IBN MIGAS, ABRAHAM BEN ISAAC HA-LEVI – Spanish physician and rabbinical scholar; lived at Constantinople in the sixteenth century. He was court physician to Sulaiman the Great, and followed the latter's army into Syria. Several years after his return to...
IBN MIGAS, JOSEPH – Spanish Jew of the eleventh century; ancestor of an important family of scholars. Joseph ibn Migas, greatly respected among the Jews of Granada, where he was probably born, became involved in Granada politics when, after the...
IBN MIGAS, JOSEPH (JEHOSEF) BEN MEÏR HA-LEVI – Spanish rabbi and head of a school in Lucena; born 1077; died in Lucena 1141. His birthplace was probably Seville, where his father, Meïr ha-Levi ibn Migas, and his grandfather, Joseph ha-Levi ibn Migas, had lived after the...
IBN MIGAS, MEÏR – Spanish rabbi, and president of the bet ha-midrash of Seville; flourished in the eleventh century. He was the son of Joseph ibn Migas and the father of Joseph ibn Migas ben Meïr ha Levi. Late in life he was compelled to leave...