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The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs

Author: Ilana Sasson; Japheth ben Ali, ha-Levi
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016] ©2016
Series: Études sur le Judaïsme médiéval, tome 67; Karaite texts and studies, volume 8
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"This volume contains a critical edition and an introduction to the Arabic translation and commentary on the book of Proverbs by one of the most acclaimed, innovative, and prolific exegetes of the Karaite "Golden Age" (10th-11th centuries), Yefet ben 'Eli ha-Levi. Yefet's commentary on Proverbs attests to his rationalistic and revisionist ideology and to his egalitarian approach. His work is an invaluable link in  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sasson, Ilana.
Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
(DLC) 2016010207
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ilana Sasson; Japheth ben Ali, ha-Levi
ISBN: 9789004317499 900431749X
OCLC Number: 944957977
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Études sur le Judaïsme médiéval, tome 67; Karaite texts and studies, volume 8
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: edition and introduction by Ilana Sasson.

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"This volume contains a critical edition and an introduction to the Arabic translation and commentary on the book of Proverbs by one of the most acclaimed, innovative, and prolific exegetes of the Karaite "Golden Age" (10th-11th centuries), Yefet ben 'Eli ha-Levi. Yefet's commentary on Proverbs attests to his rationalistic and revisionist ideology and to his egalitarian approach. His work is an invaluable link in the history of interpretation of the book of Proverbs. This edition is accompanied by an introduction including a thorough study of Yefet's style of writing compared with the Arabic model of his time, his hermeneutic devices contrasted with those of Saadiah Gaon and midrash, his theology in light of the doctrines of Islamic Mu'tazila, and his polemics against various groups"--

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