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Samuel Ibn Tibbon

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[Revised entry by James T. Robinson on October 30, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Samuel Ibn Tibbon (c. 1165 - 1232) was a translator, philosopher, and philosophical commentator on the Bible. He is most famous for his translation of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew, but he translated other works by Maimonides, and produced the first Hebrew versions of Aristotle and Averroes. In addition to his work as translator, Ibn Tibbon was an original author in his own right. He wrote the first full Aristotelian/Maimonidean...

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