Saadia Gaon (882 to 942)

Saadia Gaon (882 to 942) - Saadia Gaon(882-942 Nathan of...

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Saadia Gaon (882-942) Nathan of Baghdad (born in Egypt 882) Egron 902 Trans Hebrew Bible; Commentary Ben-Meir Hiwi al-Balkhi Kalam Karaites David bZakkia Kohan Zedek Sons of Netim Career of Saadia Rivalry developing with Pomadita Sura Started off being the premier academy of learning around the 8th century into the 9th century Not long after, both Sura and Pumpadita moved to Baghdad Pumpadita wanted to be as legitimate as Sura Perks that Gaon of Sura had Each of three districts involved money Fees flowed into the court Technical rituals in the synagogue Installation of Exilarch Who sat at his right hand? Gaon of Sura Gaon of Pumpadita sat at left hand Sura was preferred to Pumpadita Going to be challenged in late 9th century and early 10th century Gaonic period Pre-muslim period called the Tulmonic period Internal view about how people refer to Jewish history History of legal developments Three parallel traditions in Judaism, Christiany and Islam Gives laws to the Geonim How to produce different types of writing Expressions that come into Jewish writing in the Gaonic period that are signs of the great influence the Arabic world had Overlap with political and judicial and sometimes military rule in Judaism In case of Geonim judges, legislatures, teachers Take clerks for a year or two then place then in the Court Reflected in literature that the Geonim began to produce Saadia one of the first to be aware of himself as an author of books The Talmud isn t a book by a single author Collection of thousands of opinions, often not consistently will you find comments about one topic in one place Whereas in a book by a single author, you organize your thoughts and ideas Wrote all the words himself, prefaced it with an introduction Other than that there was collective anthologies Greco-Roman tradition being translated into Arabic
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Model of single author books into Rabbinic culture Sometimes Geonim would use the word Allah for God Or sometimes refer to the Torah in a larger sense Or Koran, a book of recitation (memorization and recite)
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  • Spring '12
  • IvanMarcus
  • Judaism, bible, Saadia, Saadia Gaon

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