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Abraham Ibn Daud


ABRAHAM IBN DAUD (c. I I I 0-80), Jewish historiog rapher and philosopher of Toledo. His historical work was the Book of Tradition (Sepher Haqabala), a chronicle down to the year 1161. It was translated into Latin by Genebrad (I519). His philosophy was expounded in an Arabic work better known under its Hebrew title 'Emunah Ramah (Sublime Faith). This was trans lated into German by Weil (1882). Ibn Daud was one of the first Jewish scholastics to adopt the Aristotelian system. Maimonides owed a good deal to him.