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IBN TIBBON (Hebrew : אבן תבון‎), is a family of Jewish rabbis and translators that lived principally in Provence
Provence
in the 12th and 13th centuries.

CONTENTS

* 1 Prominent family members * 2 Others * 3 See also * 4 External links

PROMINENT FAMILY MEMBERS

Prominent members of the family include:

* Judah ben Saul ibn Tibbon (1120–after 1190), translator and physician.

Born in Granada
Granada
, he left Spain
Spain
in 1150, probably on account of anti-Semitic persecution by the Almohades , and went to Lunel in southern France
France
. Benjamin of Tudela mentions him as a physician there in 1160. He died around 1190, in Marseille, France.

* Samuel ben Judah ibn Tibbon ( Lunel , 1150– Marseilles , 1230), more commonly known as Samuel ibn Tibbon, Jewish
Jewish
philosopher and doctor.

Best known for his translations of Jewish
Jewish
rabbinic literature from Arabic to Hebrew , he was an adherent of Maimonides and his interpretation of the Bible, and is famous for his translations and writings on the philosophy of Maimonides.

* Moses ibn Tibbon (born in Marseilles; flourished between 1240 and 1283) was a Jewish
Jewish
physician, author, and translator.

The number of works written by Moses ibn Tibbon makes it probable that he reached a great age. He was son of Samuel ibn Tibbon , and father of the Judah ibn Tibbon who was prominent in the Maimonidean controversy that took place at Montpellier