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El'Azar Ha-Bavli: The Man And The Poet

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The majority of Elʿazar ben Yaʿaqov ha-Bavli's poems seem to have been composed for those who may be regarded as prominent in Babylonian or Iraqi Jewry. The Judaeo-Arabic prose formulae introducing each composition sometimes refer to dignitaries who held high office in the city of Baghdad, either as government officials or as leaders of the Jewish community. Elʿazar may be described as a productive poet who flourished in Baghdad during the years before, and maybe, after the Mongol invasion. Arabic literary tradition, but the connection between poetry and prophecy is already fixed and reduced to a commonplace conceit in two or three of his poems.

Keywords: azar; Babylonian; Baghdad; Elʿazar ben Yaʿaqov ha-Bavli; Mongol invasion; Poet



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