He was a deeply religious man, but his exemption of Jewish origins from the canons of historical inquiry which he elsewhere applied was probably due to the conditions of his age, which preceded the dawn of Semitic investigation and regarded the Old Testament and the Hebrew religion as sui generis.
He was a considerable force in the educational revival of Jewish education in France.
They were fanatical, and their tyranny drove numbers of their Jewish and Christian subjects to take refuge in the growing Christian states of Portugal, Castile and Aragon.
IBN TIBBON, a family of Jewish translators, who flourished in Provence in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Between them they rendered into Hebrew all the chief Jewish writings of the middle ages.