Ibn Zabara (Zabara), Joseph

(c. 1140-c .1200)
   Spanish Hebrew poet. He was born in Barcelona and worked as a physician there. His Sepher Shaashuim (Book of Amusements) contains a literary account of his journey to several countries, together with stories and proverbs.

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