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Twenty Chapters

An edition of the Judeo-Arabic text, transliterated into Arabic characters, with a parallel English translation, notes, and introduction, by Sarah Stroumsa
 

Distributed for Brigham Young University

Twenty Chapters

An edition of the Judeo-Arabic text, transliterated into Arabic characters, with a parallel English translation, notes, and introduction, by Sarah Stroumsa
 
The literary works of ninth-century scholar Dawud al-Muqammas, who converted from Judaism to Christianity and then back to Judaism, reflect his pioneering approaches during a formative time in Jewish and Muslim medieval philosophy. A master of diverse genres, he composed in the ninth century, among other works, the thoughtful Twenty Chapters, which is not only the first known Jewish Kalam text, but also the earliest extant theological summa written in Arabic. This authoritative edition includes the full Judeo-Arabic text in Arabic letter transcription with a facing English translation, as well as an introduction, notes, bibliography, and index.

576 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015

Library of Judeo-Arabic Literature

Literature and Literary Criticism: Classical Languages


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Table of Contents

Conventions and Abbreviations
Preface and Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
1 Al-Muqammaș and His Biography
2 Al-Muqammaș’s Writings
3 Twenty Chapters, Its Structure and Contents
4 Al-Muqammaș’s Significance for the History of Judeo-Arabic Thought
5 The Manuscripts
6 The Text
7 The Transliteration into Arabic Characters
8 The Translation
 
ʿIshrūn Maqālah (Twenty Chapters)
 

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