Abraham ibn Daud( Spanish philosopher, astronomer and historian.)
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Biography Abraham ibn Daud
(ca. 1110 - ca. 1180)
Born in Toledo. One of the first attempted to combine the teachings of Aristotle with Judaism. Attempts of reconciliation of the classical heritage with the religious idea of doing the same Arab and Jewish philosophers in medieval Spain, . and Maimonides, . who is considered the most important Jewish philosopher of medieval, . borrowed heavily from the original work by Ibn Daud,
. In his chronicle, . historical work, . written in 1161 and named Book of tradition (Sefer ha-Kabbalah), . Ibn Daud sharply attacked by the Karaites - sect, . have questioned the rabbinic tradition, in the course of criticism he justifies Rabbinic Judaism, . tracing the line of tradition from Moses to his own time,
. His most important philosophical work, sublime faith (Al-Akida al-Rafiah, 1168), was written in Arabic and preserved in translation into Hebrew. It is believed that Ibn Daud was martyred in Cordoba (Spain) ca. 1180.