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Title: Esoteric and Exoteric Aspects in Judeo-Arabic Culture
Author: Hary, Benjamin H Haggai Ben-Shammai (ed)
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004152335
Volumes: 1; Pages: xiii, 324
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This volume contains selected, refereed papers from the ninth conference of the Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies held at Emory University, Atlanta, in 1999. The title of this volume, Esoteric and Exoteric Aspects in Judeo-Arabic Culture highlights the theme running through many of the conference papers: the diversity and vitality of Judeo-Arabic culture. The volume represents the interdisciplinary nature of the field. There are articles on Jewish thought, philosophy and mysticism, language and linguistics, religious studies, intellectual and social history, law, biblical exegesis, and more. The book is an important contribution to our understanding of Judeo-Arabic society in the Middle Ages.CONTENTSPhilosophic mysticism: the ultimate goal of medieval Judaism A mystical commentary on the song of songs in the hand of David Maimonides II Logistical and other otherworldly problems in Saadya Judah Halevi on eschatology and messianism Ittisal and the Amr Ilahi: divine immanence and the world to come in the Kuzari Between Halakhic codification and ethical commentary: rabbi Israel Israeli of Toledo on intention in prayer Betrothal of an adult woman by an agent in geonic responsa: legal construction in accord with Islamic law The Judeo-Arabic vocabulary of Saadya's Bible translations as a vehicle for eschatological messages: the case of Saadya's of the 8[superscript th] form of Arabic QDR Lexicography and dialectology in Spanish Maqre Dardeqe An early Karaite grammatical treatise Jews in changing empires of medieval Islam: not only eschatology and messianism Relations between Nesi'im and exilarchs: competition or cooperation?