Definition of Ibn Esra [Properly Abraham ben Meir ibn Esra.]
What does the word Ibn Esra [Properly Abraham ben Meir ibn Esra.] mean?
part of speech: noun
A Jewish writer and scholar; born at Toledo, about 1092; died 1167. He traveled extensively, studying poetry, grammar, mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy. He wrote a Hebrew grammar, was one of the earliest critics and commentators on the Bible, and composed hymns largely used in the Jewish liturgy.