R. Saadia Gaon: A Leader of Generations

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Abstract

"R. Saadia Gaon (882-942) was unquestionably one of the most important if not the most important medieval Jewish thinker. He dealt with biblical exegesis, philosophy, grammar, poetry, prayer, and Halakha, and in many of these fields he is considered an innovator and a trailblazer, paving new paths for his followers. Many of the sages who lived after him cited from his writings. He served as head of the Academy of Sūra, Babylon, but the impact of his works was felt in all generations who lived and followed. This study seeks to describe and analyze R. Saadia Gaon's life, his public enterprise, his works, and his influence on the generations after him"-- Provided by publisher.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrookline, MA
PublisherAcademic Studies Press
Number of pages203
ISBN (Electronic)9798887192666, 9798887192659
ISBN (Print)9798887192642
StatePublished - 2023

Publication series

NameEmunot: Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah

Bibliographical note

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Keywords

  • Saʻadia ben Joseph, 882-942
  • Geonim

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