Saadiah Gaon

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  • SAADIAH (Ben Joseph) GAON — (882–942), greatest scholar and author of the geonic period and important leader of Babylonian Jewry. Saadiah was born in Pithom (Abu Suweir), in the Faiyum district in Egypt. Little is known about his family except that his opponents slandered… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • GAON — (pl. Geonim), formal title of the heads of the academies of Sura and Pumbedita in Babylonia. The geonim were recognized by the Jews as the highest authority of instruction from the end of the sixth century or somewhat later to the middle of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Saadiah ben-Joseph — (882–942)    Gaon of Sura 922–42. Saadiah was the most eminent of the geonim, and was instrumental in saving rabbinic Judaism from the dangers of sectarianism which gravely threatened it at that time. Saadiah was born in Egypt. At the age of… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • 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

  • 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

  • DAVID BEN SAADIAH — (11th century), Spanish scholar. David b. Saadiah was the author of Mishpetei Shevu ot written in Arabic. Though he was famous as a dayyan in his time, the disappearance of his book has caused him to be virtually forgotten. A quotation from it is …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • DOSA BEN SAADIAH — (930–1017), head of the academy of Sura, and son of saadiah b. joseph gaon . It was not until 1013, 71 years after his father s death, that, at the age of 83, he became gaon of Sura. Though only a few of the responsa of Dosa have survived, the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Littérature polémique de Saadia Gaon — La littérature polémique occupe une place importante dans l œuvre de Saadia Gaon. Celui ci se veut en effet gardien de la tradition rabbinique alors même que les académies talmudiques de Babylonie, centre le plus important du judaïsme à l époque …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ABRAHAM GAON — (tenth century), head of the Palestinian yeshivah. Abraham was a great grandson of the gaon aaron b. meir who was involved with saadiah in the calendar controversy of 921–22. The view that Abraham was the founder of the Palestinian gaonate has… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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