Saadyah Gaon (Saadyah ben Joseph)

(882-942)
   Babylonian gaon. He was born in Pithom in the Faiym district of Egypt, and settled in Babylonia in 921. In 928 he became gaon of Sura, but two years later he was deposed by the exilarch David ben Zakkai; he was reinstated in 936. His earliest work was a polemic against the Karaite scholar Anan ben David. Beliefs and Opinions is his main philosophical treatise. His other scholarly works include a translation of the Bible into Arabic, Arabic commentaries on most biblical books, a Hebrew lexicon and grammar, and a list of biblical hapax legomena. He also produced a systematic compilation of the prayerbook, and wrote litur-gical poetry. His Sepher ha-Galui is an account of his personal tribulations.

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  • Saadia Ben Joseph Gaon — Saadia Gaon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saadia (homonymie) et Gaon (homonymie). Saadia Gaon (hébreu רב סעדיה בן יוסף גאון סורא Rav Saadia ben Yosseph Gaon Soura, arabe سعيد إبن يوسف الفيّومي Sa īd ibn Yūsuf al Fayyūmi), dit le Rassag (רס״ג) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saadia ben Joseph — Saadia Gaon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saadia (homonymie) et Gaon (homonymie). Saadia Gaon (hébreu רב סעדיה בן יוסף גאון סורא Rav Saadia ben Yosseph Gaon Soura, arabe سعيد إبن يوسف الفيّومي Sa īd ibn Yūsuf al Fayyūmi), dit le Rassag (רס״ג) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aaron ben Joseph ha-Cohen Sargado — (fl. 9th cent.)    Babylonian gaon and head of the academy at Pumbedita from 942 to 960. He joined the campaign against Saadyah Gaon led by the exilarch David ben Zakkai. He wrote an Arabic commentary on the Torah …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Joseph ben Jacob bar Satya — (fl. 1Oth cent)    Baby lonian gaon. In 930 he was appointed gaon of Sura by the exilarch David ben Zakkai after the exilarch had become embroiled in a dispute with Saadyah Gaon. Saadyah was later reinstated but Joseph ben Jacob resumed the post… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • David ben Zakkai I — (fl. 10th cent)    Babylonian exilarch (917 40). He appointed Saadyah ben Joseph gaon of Sura, but later quarrelled with him and had him deposed. The supporters of Saadyah attempted to appoint a new exilarch, Josiah Hasan. After a bitter dispute… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Saadia ben Yosseph al-Fayoumi — Saadia Gaon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saadia (homonymie) et Gaon (homonymie). Saadia Gaon (hébreu רב סעדיה בן יוסף גאון סורא Rav Saadia ben Yosseph Gaon Soura, arabe سعيد إبن يوسف الفيّومي Sa īd ibn Yūsuf al Fayyūmi), dit le Rassag (רס״ג) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saadya Gaon — Saadia Gaon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saadia (homonymie) et Gaon (homonymie). Saadia Gaon (hébreu רב סעדיה בן יוסף גאון סורא Rav Saadia ben Yosseph Gaon Soura, arabe سعيد إبن يوسف الفيّومي Sa īd ibn Yūsuf al Fayyūmi), dit le Rassag (רס״ג) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saadia Gaon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saadia (homonymie) et Gaon (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • IBN EZRA, ABRAHAM BEN MEIR — (1089–1164), one of the most important Jewish Bible exegetes; also a poet, composer of piyyutim , grammarian, translator, philosopher, astronomer, and astrologer. Exceptionally erudite, he was among the last creative geniuses of the Spanish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Saadia — Gaon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saadia (homonymie) et Gaon (homonymie). Saadia Gaon (hébreu רב סעדיה בן יוסף גאון סורא Rav Saadia ben Yosseph Gaon Soura, arabe سعيد إبن يوسف الفيّومي Sa īd ibn Yūsuf al Fayyūmi), dit le Rassag (רס״ג), est… …   Wikipédia en Français

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