Search Scripture Well: Karaite Exegetes and the Origins of the Jewish Bible Commentary in the Islamic East

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BRILL, 01‏/01‏/2004 - 374 من الصفحات
The Jewish Bible commentary was created in the Islamic East during the tenth century by scholars seeking a rational, systematic approach to Scripture. Among its earliest champions were the Karaites, scripturalists who denied rabbinic authority. Seeking to restore Judaism to its biblical roots, they wrote numerous commentaries in Judeo-Arabic. Through the investigation of key topics, this book traces the contours of early Karaite biblical exegesis. Subjects covered include: halakhic indeterminacy; dream interpretation; the Song of Songs as salvation history; Psalms exegesis as liturgical commentary; and inter-religious polemics. The exegetes discussed include Ya qub al-Qirqisani, Salmon b. Yeruhim, Sahl b. Masliah, and above all, Japheth b. Eli. Extensive selections from unpublished manuscripts are presented in English translation and the original Judeo-Arabic.

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Chapter One Search Scripture Well
Japheth b Eli on Deuteronomy 141120
Chapter Three Interpreting Dreams and Scriptures
Japheth b Eli on Genesis 401213 Text 3
Exegesis As Religious
On the Origins of the Jewish Bible Commentary
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Daniel Frank, Ph.D. (1991), Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, is Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University. His research focuses on Karaism; he has edited The Jews of Medieval Islam (Brill, 1995).

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