Abraham ben Ḥalfon was a Yemenite paytan whom we know almost nothing apart from their name and works. The research of Yosef Tobi indicates that he lived in the city of Aden in the second half of the twelfth century. Tobi writes, "To our best knowledge, Abraham ben Ḥalfon was the first Yemenite poet who contributed to the specific formulation of Yemenite poetry, thus beginning a poetic trend which in the course of time led to the uniqueness of Yemenite Hebrew poetry."