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Bibil Identifier bibil:246247
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On Wisdom, Creation, and Angels
Title (English, ) A Karaite Commentary on Proverbs 8
Author Sasson, Ilana
Journal Revue des études juives (Volume: 176, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 49-88 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Yefet ben 'Eli, a tenth-century Karaite exegete, discusses three major theological topics in his commentary on Proverbs 8: wisdom, creation, and angels. His treatment of these topics reflects a dialogue with contemporary Karaite thinkers, mu'tazilite kalām, and rabbinic midraš. In this article I trace the roots and motivations of his arguments back to these sources. I also trace his inner-biblical interpretation in light of the creation account in Genesis.
DOI 10.2143/REJ.176.1.3209397
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages : Karaites
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Islam
Pericopes Proverbs 8
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