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Sa'adyah Gaon

Robert Brody

Abstract

Sa'adyah Gaon was an outstanding tenth-century Jewish thinker — a prominent rabbi, philosopher, and exegete. He was a pioneer in the fields in which he toiled, and was an inspiration and basis for later Jewish writing in all these areas. The last major English-language study of his work was published in 1921, long before Genizah research changed the understanding of the time in which he lived. This work, covering Sa'adyah's biography and his main areas of creativity in an accessible way, is a much-needed reassessment of an outstanding figure. The opening chapter, on the Geonic period that form ... More

Keywords: Sa'adyah Gaon, Jewish thinker, Jewish writing, Geonic period, polemicist, medieval Jewish culture, Bible commentary, poetry, halakhic activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113881
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Brody, author