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

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Sasson, Ilana, ed. The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet Ben ’Eli on the Book of Proverbs. Vol. 1: Introduction and Edition. Karaite Texts and Studies 8; Études Sur Le Judaïsme Médiéval 67. Leiden: Brill, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004317499.

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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"-- Contains an edition of Yefet’s Judaeo-Arabic Judaeo-Arabic translation and commentary on Proverbs, including his introduction to the book, based on 13 distinct Mss. as represented in 15 separately-catalogued items. The edited text alternates between Hebrew script and Arabic script depending on the basic Ms. employed. Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Or. Qu. 828 is incorrectly listed as Or. Qu. 282 on p. 141.

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

Editor: Ilana Sasson

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Place of Publication: Leiden

Publisher: Brill

Date of Publication: 2016

Volume: 1: Introduction and Edition

Series

Title: Karaite Texts and Studies 8; Études sur le judaïsme médiéval

Subject Headings

Proverbs  Old Testament  Jewish  Qaraite  Sapiential Books  Hebrew  Yefet ben ʿEli 

Cited Manuscripts

Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Or. quart. 828  London, British Library, Or. 2402  London, British Library, Or. 2506  London, British Library, Or. 2507  London, British Library, Or. 2553  New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, ENA 3356  New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, ENA 3357  Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, héb. 292  St. Petersburg, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, B 28  St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Evr. I 217  St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Evr. I 231  St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Evr. I 232  St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Evr. I 240  St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Evr. I 241  St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Evr. I 577 
 

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Editorial Responsibility:

  • Ronny Vollandt, general editor, Biblia Arabica
  • Ronny Vollandt, editor, Biblia Arabica
  • Nathan P. Gibson, entry contributor, “The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs”
  • Adrian Binder, entry contributor, “The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs”
  • Michael Wechsler, entry contributor, “The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs”
  • Ronny Vollandt, entry contributor, “The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben 'Eli on the Book of Proverbs”

Additional Credit:

  • Record added to Zotero by Nathan P. Gibson
  • Record edited in Zotero by Adrian Binder
  • Primary editing by Michael Wechsler
  • Primary editing by Ronny Vollandt

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