Joseph ben Tanhum Yerushalmi

(b. 1262)
   Egyptian Hebrew poet. At the age of 15 he composed a collection of poems in imitation of Moses ibn Ezra. On his father's death in 1291 he composed a lamen-tation in which he mentions the conquest of Acre by the crusaders. He was the most representative Hebrew poet of Egypt in the 13th century.

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