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Samuel ha-Nagid

Samuel ha-Nagid ( Ismaʾīl ibn Nagrelʾa, 993–1055). Jewish vizier (wazīr) of Granada. Samuel had a distinguished career as a public servant to King Habbus and King Badis of Granada which included commanding the army. His victory against the army of Almeria was the origin of a special Purim among the Granadan Jews. He was a poet as well as a soldier, and three collections survive: Ben Tehillim, Ben Mishlei, and Ben Kohelet.

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