The Book of Theodicy: Translation and Commentary on the Book of Job
Saʻadia ben Joseph, Seʿadyah (Gaʾon), Saadiah Ben Joseph Al-Fayyumi, Saadiah ben Yosef ((Gaon ;), Saadia Gaon, Seadya ben Yosef (Gaon), Ben Joseph Al-Fayyumi Saadiah
Yale University Press, 1988 - Religion - 481 pages
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.
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