A Biblical Translation in the Making (Hardcover)

The Evolution and Impact of Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (Harvard Center for Jewish Studies)

By Richard C. Steiner

Harvard University Press, 9780674033351, 188pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2011



Traces the history of the Tafsir - its roots, its modest beginnings, and its subsequent evolution. This book argues that the first edition was an annotated translation prepared while R Saadia Gaon (882-942 CE) was a student in Tiberias and that a page from a copy of it has survived in the Cairo Genizah.