Menahem ibn Saruq Biography and Poems
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Menahem ben Saruq (also known as Menahem ben Jacob ibn Saruq, Hebrew : ) was a Spanish - Jewish philologist of the tenth century CE. He was a skilled poet and polyglot. He was born in Tortosa around 920 and died around 970. Menahem produced an early dictionary of the Hebrew language. For a time he was the assistant of the great Jewish statesman Hasdai ibn Shaprut, and was involved in both literary and diplomatic matters; his dispute with Dunash ben Labrat, however, led to his downfall.
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