Samuel ben hI?ofni Gaon and His Cultural World: Texts and Studies

Samuel ben hI?ofni Gaon and His Cultural World: Texts and Studies

by David E. Sklare, D. E. Sklare
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004103023

ISBN-13: 9789004103023

Pub. Date: 06/01/1996

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume describes the life and works of Samuel ben ḥofni Gaon of Baghdad and the dynamics of tenth-century Jewish culture. Included are the Judeo-Arabic texts and annotated translations of his Treatise on the Commandments and Ten Questions.
Winner of the Ben-Zvi prize 1998.  See more details below

Overview

This volume describes the life and works of Samuel ben ḥofni Gaon of Baghdad and the dynamics of tenth-century Jewish culture. Included are the Judeo-Arabic texts and annotated translations of his Treatise on the Commandments and Ten Questions.
Winner of the Ben-Zvi prize 1998.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004103023
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1996
Series:
Etudes sur le judaisme medieval Series, #18
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Symbols and Method Used in Transcription and Translation
Bibliographical Abbreviations
Genealogical Table
1Samuel ben Hofni Gaon: His Life and Works1
2Samuel ben Hofni and Arabic Culture: An Intellectual Portrait37
3The Yeshivot in Baghdad: Decline and Temporary Restoration69
4Jewish Culture Outside the Yeshivot99
5Central Concepts and Issues: Reason, Obligation, Universalism and Tradition143
6Treatise on the Commandments: Introduction and Annotated Translation167
7Ten Questions: Introduction and Annotated Translation237
Bibliography299
Indices323

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