Ibn Shapnrt, Shemtov ben Isaac (Shaprut)
- (fl. 14th-15th cent)Spanish scholar and physician. In 1375 he conducted a disputation in Pamplona with the future Pope Benedict XIII. He wrote a polemical work to combat apostasy (Even Bohan), a commentary on Avicenna, a supercommentary to Abraham ibn Ezra's Bible commentary, and a philosophical explanation of talmudic aggadah.
Dictionary of Jewish Biography. Dan Cohn-Sherbok.