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R. Saadia Gaon
Name
R. Saadia Gaon, Rasag, Saadia ben Joseph Al-Fayyumi
ר' סעדיה גאון, רס"ג, סעדיה בן יוסף הפיומי
Dates882-942
LocationEgypt / Baghdad
WorksTargum and Commentary on Tanakh, Emunot VeDeiot, Siddur, Halakhic, Sefer HaMitzvot, Sefer HaAgron
Exegetical Characteristics
Influenced by
Impacted onIbn Ezra, R. Avraham Ben HaRambam

Background

Life

  • Name
    • Hebrew name
    • _ name
  • Dates
  • Location
  • Education
  • Occupation
  • Family
  • Teachers
  • Contemporaries
  • Students
  • Time period
  • World outlook

Works

  • Biblical commentaries
  • Rabbinics
    • Talmudic novellae
    • Halakhic codes
    • Responses to the works of others
    • Responsa
  • Jewish thought
  • Misattributed works

Torah Commentary

Characteristics

  • Verse by verse / Topical
  • Genre
  • Structure
  • Language
  • Peshat and derash

Methods

Themes

Textual Issues

  • Manuscripts
  • Printings
  • Textual layers

Sources

Significant Influences

  • Earlier Sources
  • Teachers
  • Foils

Occasional Usage

Possible Relationship

Impact

Later exegetes

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