The Book of Theodicy (Hardcover)

A Translation and Commentary on the Book of Job (Yale Judaica Series)

By Ben Joseph Al-Fayyumi Saadiah, Lenn Evan Goodman (Translated by)

Yale University Press, 9780300037432, 254pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 1988

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Born in Egypt in 882, Saadiah Gaon was the first systematic philosopher of Judaism, the father of both scientific biblical exegesis and Jewish philosophic philosophy. In this book, L.E. Goodman presents the first English translation of Saadiah’s important Book of Theodicy,a commentary on the Book of Job. Goodman’s translation preserves Saadiah’s penetrating naturalism, tenacity of theme and argument, and sensitivity to the nuances of poetic language.