Abraham bar Hiyya

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Abraham bar Hiyya (d. c.1136). Jewish Spanish philosopher and translator. He produced several works of philosophy, the best known of which are Hegyon ha-Nefesh ha-Azuvah (Meditation of the Sad Soul), the encyclopaedic Yesodei ha-Tevunah u-Migdal ha-Emunah (Foundation of Understanding and Tower of Faith), a book of astronomy Hokhmat ha-Hizzayon (Wisdom of the Revelation), and one on astrology, Megillat ha-Megalleh (Scroll of the Revealer).