The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli on the Book of Proverbs

By :  The Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On May 9, 2017 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines
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Ilana Sasson, instructor at Sacred Heart University and JTS alumna, discusses her new critical edition of a key Arabic translation and commentary on the book of Proverbs. Working in the 10th century, Yefet ben ‘Eli ha-Levi’s commentary attests to his rationalistic and revisionist ideology and egalitarian approach.