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

By :  Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary Posted On May 9, 2017 | Author Conversations: Between the Lines

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.