Isaac (Abū Ibrāhīm) ibn Khalfūn (Ibn Ḥalfon) was one of the first Hebrew poets in al-Andalus and also the first of them to make his living exclusively from poetry. He apparently was born in Iberia, perhaps in Cordova, around 970, but his father had only recently arrived from North Africa. Toward the end of his life he apparently moved to the city of Toledo, where he may have died sometime after 1020.
Ibn Khalfūn (Ibn Ḥalfon), Isaac (Abū Ibrāhīm)(976 words)
Cite this pageM.J. Cano, “Ibn Khalfūn (Ibn Ḥalfon), Isaac (Abū Ibrāhīm)”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 23 April 2017
First published online: 2010
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