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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Ibn Migas, Joseph

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Spanish Jew of the eleventh century ancestor of an important family of scholars. Joseph ibn Migas, greatly respected among the Jews of Granada, where he was probably born, became involved in Granada politics when, after the death of Ḥ abus, King of Granada (1037), quarrels broke out between his two sons, Badis and Balḳ in. The Moorish nobles and the Jews, especially Joseph ibn Migas, Isaac de Leon, and Nehemiah Isḳ affa, took the part of Balḳ in, the younger, and desired to elect him king, while the rest of the population sided with Badis, whom they made king in Oct., 1037. Balḳ in submitted but Badis, fearing his brother would regret his submission and seek vengeance, caused him to be killed. Joseph ibn Migas and the other Jewish adherents of Balḳ in were compelled to flee. They were, however, kindly received by the King of Seville, an opponent of Badis, and Joseph ibn Migas was employed by him in the public service.

Bibliography : Abraham ibn Daud, Sefer ha-Ḳ abbalah , in Neubauer, M. J. C. 1:72, 76 Grä tz, Gesch. 6:14, 15,48. G. M. Sc.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Ibn Migas, Joseph'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tje/i/ibn-migas-joseph.html. 1901.

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