The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli the Karaite on the books of Amos, Haggai, and Malachi

Meirav Nadler-Akirav

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Abstract

"A critical scholarly edition of the Karaite Yefet ben 'Eli ha-Levi's (10th-century) Judaeo-Arabic translation of and commentary on the prophetic books Amos, Haggai, and Malachi, including a comparison of 19 manuscripts and an extensive introduction. The introduction discusses Yefet's exegesis of the three books, his approaches to the biblical narratives, his polemic with the Rabbanites, and the exegetical principles he uses in his translation of the verses. Yefet ben 'Eli was one of the most important biblical commentators of the early Middle Ages. He translated all the books of the Bible into Judaeo-Arabic and composed a long commentary on them. His commentaries on the books of Amos, Haggai, and Malachi reflect his method of biblical exegesis and present unique interpretive ideas"-- Provided by publisher.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherBrill
Number of pages199
ISBN (Electronic)9789004462144
ISBN (Print)9789004462151
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameKaraite texts and studies ; 13

Bibliographical note

Includes bibliographical references and index.
xiii, 199 pages

Keywords

  • Japheth ben Ali, ha-Levi, active 10th century -- Teachings
  • Bible Amos Commentaries Early works to 1800
  • Bible Haggai Commentaries Early works to 1800
  • Bible Malachi Commentaries Early works to 1800
  • Karaitic literature -- 10th century

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