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Sa’adyah, the Man of Halakhah

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the variety of genres and structures that Sa'adyah Gaon employed, including their talmudic and halakhic contents. It reveals how Sa'adyah incorporated halakhic and aggadic ... More


Sa’adyah Gaon, Revolutionary Champion of Tradition

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Sa'adyah Gaon as a remarkable figure of the geonic era that styled the chief discourser everywhere by Abraham ibn Ezra. It looks at many documents with a bearing on different ... More


Sa’adyah the Poet

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on how Sa'adyah Gaon excelled in poetry, which he worked within the most highly structured frameworks that brought great originality to his praxis. It discusses Medieval Hebrew ... More


The Geonic Period and the Background of Sa’adyah Gaon’s Activities

Robert Brody

in Sa’adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the character and achievement of Rabbi Sa'adyah ben Joseph or Sa'adyah Gaon. It looks at Sa'adyah's day, in which the vast majority of Jews viewed themselves as subject to the ... More


Sa’adyah, Polemicist and Publicist

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter looks at polemics and the propagation of doctrines that constitute an important area of Sa'adyah Gaon's wide-ranging literary activity. It reviews Sa'adyah's works that were intended ... More


Sa’adyah the Linguist

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts how Sa'adyah Gaon was drawn to the study of Hebrew from his earliest youth. It describes Hebrew linguistics as an ancillary discipline to biblical exegesis that sought to plumb ... More


Sa'adyah Gaon

Robert Brody

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

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 ... More


Afterword

Robert Brody

in Sa'adyah Gaon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113881
eISBN:
9781800340046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113881.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter evaluates the full extent and variety of Sa'adyah Gaon's multifaceted life and work. It highlights factors that promoted Sa'adyah's unique literary endeavour, such as his extraordinary ... More


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