Jewish general of the eighth century; appointed by Tariḳ; fought valiantly at Xerez against the Visigoths at the head of his army of Jews and Berbers, and occupied a part of Catalonia. He rose against the tyrannical Al-Ḥurr ibn 'Abd al-Raḥman, governor of Spain. Al-Ḥurr attacked him with a superior army and compelled him to retreat toward Lerida. There he was defeated, taken, and executed (718). The Jews in his army, pursued by Al-Ḥurr, were hospitably received by their coreligionists in the cities of Catalonia.

  • Rios, Hist. i. 117 et seq., 244 et seq.;
  • Grätz, Gesch. v. 186.
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