Twenty Chapters

Twenty Chapters


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Twenty Chapters by Dawud Al-Muqammas

The literary works of ninth-century scholar Dawud al-Muqammas, who converted from Judaism to Christianity and then back to Judaism, reflect his pioneering approaches during a formative time in Jewish and Muslim medieval philosophy. A master of diverse genres, he composed in the ninth century, among other works, the thoughtful Twenty Chapters, which is not only the first known Jewish Kalam text, but also the earliest extant theological summa written in Arabic. This authoritative edition includes the full Judeo-Arabic text in Arabic letter transcription with a facing English translation, as well as an introduction, notes, bibliography, and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780842529969
Publisher: Brigham Young University
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Series: Library of Judeo-Arabic Literature Series
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Sarah Stroumsa is the Alice and Jack Ormut Professor of Arabic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Conventions and Abbreviations ix

Preface and Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

1 Al-Muqammas and His Biography xv

2 Al-Muqammas's Writings xxiv

3 Twenty Chapters, Its Structure and Contents xxxi

4 Al-Muqammas's Significance for the History of Judeo-Arabic Thought xlvi

5 The Manuscripts li

6 The Text lvi

7 The Transliteration into Arabic Characters lviii

8 The Translation lix

'Ishrun Maqalah (Twenty Chapters)

Chapter 1 2

Chapter 2 32

Chapter 3 48

Chapter 4 64

Chapter 5 72

Chapter 6 114

Chapter 7 118

Chapter 8 138

Chapter 9 188

Chapter 10 222

Chapter 11 248

Chapter 12 254

Chapter 13 286

Chapter 14 296

Chapter 15 308

Chapter 16 332

Chapter 20 344

Bibliography 347

Indexes 364

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