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Recently Published: Jewish Biblical Exegesis from Islamic Lands. The Medieval Period.
January 1 - January 31
Meira Polliack and Athalya Brenner-Idan, editors
An accessible point of entry into the rich medieval religious landscape of Jewish biblical exegesis
Medieval Judeo-Arabic translations of the Hebrew Bible and their commentaries provide a rich source for understanding a formative period in the intellectual, literary, and cultural history and heritage of Jews in Islamic lands. The carefully selected texts in this volume offer intriguing insight into Arabic translations and commentaries by Rabbanite and Karaite Jewish exegetes from the tenth to the twelfth centuries CE, arranged according to the three divisions of the Torah, the Former and Latter Prophets, and the Writings. Each text is embedded within an essay discussing its exegetical context, reception, and contribution.
- Focus on underrepresented medieval Jewish commentators of the Eastern world
- A list of additional resources, including major Judeo-Arabic commentators in the medieval period
- Previously unpublished texts from the Cairo Geniza