Saadia Gaon: His Life and Works

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Jewish publication society of America, 1921 - Jewish scholars - 446 pages
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(The Morris Loeb series [I]) The first volume issued under the Morris Loeb publication fund. Bibliography: p. [303]-419.

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Page 235 - As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
Page 167 - What is the chaff to the wheat ? saith the Lord. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord ; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my words, every one from his neighbour.
Page 186 - Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding; for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Page 187 - His works are faithful. 5 He loveth righteousness and judgment : the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD. 6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made : and all the hosts of them by the breath of His mouth.
Page 200 - I saw men sunk, as it were, in a sea of doubt and overwhelmed by the waves of confusion, and there was no diver to bring them up from the depths and no swimmer to come to their rescue.
Page 235 - As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away : so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more. He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more."—Job vii.
Page 235 - But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath. 39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
Page 299 - He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered : the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
Page 5 - It is noteworthy that Saadya sees here the chief function of religious leadership in its social aspects. In his Sefer ha-galui he asserts that 'God does not leave His people in any generation without a scholar whom He inspires and enlightens so that he in turn may so instruct and teach the people as to make them prosper through him'.
Page 180 - He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again. 24 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

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