Studies in Arabic and Hebrew Letters: In Honor of Raymond P. Scheindlin

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-06-30
  • Publisher: Gorgias Pr Llc

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This volume contains contributions, in English and Hebrew, on the following topics: Biblical criticism, Medieval Biblical lexicography, Classical and Post-Classical piyyut, Medieval Hebrew poetry and science, Judeo-Arabic poetry and epistolography, Classical Arabic poetry and prose, and the history of Jewish Studies in America.

Table of Contents

Raymond P. Scheindlin - a sketch
Bibliography of the writings of Raymond P. Scheindlin
Notes on two passages in the biblical account of prehistoryp. 1
He said, she said : reinscribing the Andalusi Arabic love lyricp. 7
On the interplay of Arabic and Hebrew in the Cairo Geniza lettersp. 17
Yedaiah Bedersi's Elef Alafinp. 37
The still small voice : 1 Kings 19 and the roots of intolerance in biblical religionp. 47
Ill-starred charactersp. 61
Andalusian responses to Ptolemy in Hebrewp. 69
The human dimension of Wissenschaft des Judentums : letters from the Rawidowicz archivesp. 87
What does a father want? : an unpublished poem and its intertextsp. 129
Some minutiae of Raymond Scheindlin's Job translation in light of medieval Hebrew exegesis, philology, and poetryp. 155
"You'd have seen what melts the mind" : Ibn al-'Arabi's poem no. 20 from the Turjuman al-Ashwaqp. 175
The urge to be immortalized : Zechariah Aldahiri's poetic epitaphs for himselfp. 181
The dirges of Don Benvenist and Dona Tolosana de la Cavalleria for the death of their son Solomonp. 211
Major themes in the poetry of Rabbi Salim al-Shabazip. 225
The drama of Joseph and his brothers in Piyyut literaturep. 249
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