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Abstract: Saadiah Gaon's influential translation of the Torah into Arabic has long been known to contain countless "mistranslations," passages in which Saadiah consciously modifies the biblical text to conform to Arabic literary style or to his own beliefs and understanding of the Bible. Several...
Abstract: In contrast to the Old French glosses in the commentaries of Rashi, those found in the work of his colleague, Joseph Kara, are relatively unknown among Romance philologists. In the first part of this study, I examine significant phonological and morphological traits of Kara's Job...
Abstract: This article demonstrates that the 13th-century exegete Rabbi David Kimhi (Radak) relied on Rashi as a source for midrashic traditions, in addition to his known use of Rashi as a resource for exegetical interpretations. This reliance shows that Radak viewed Rashi as an authoritative...
Abstract: This study of the epistolary genre in Hebrew Haskalah literature examines several epistolary pieces published in Hameʾasef , the journal of German Haskalah. In particular, it looks at Isaac Euchel's "Igrot Meshulam ben Uriyah Haʾeshtemoi," considered the first epistolary writing in...
Abstract: In the following article, an attempt is made to trace the expansion of the fientive ablaut class a ~ o throughout the history of the Hebrew language, beginning with Biblical Hebrew, through Qumran Hebrew, into Mishnaic Hebrew, and finally into the language of Byzantine piyyuṭ . Once it...
Abstract: In this paper, the historical and archaeological evidence for connections between the Jewish communities in the Land of Israel and in Babylonia during the Talmudic/Byzantine period is examined in order to define the nature, the context, and the extent of these contacts. The analysis...
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