Sefer Milhamot H. : Kolel Ta'Anot Ha-Kera'I Salmon Ben Yeruhim Neged Rav Sa'adyah Ga'on = Book of the Wars of the Lord

Salmon Ben Yeroham; Israel Davidson

Published by Nyu York; Beit Midrash Ha-Rabanim De-Amerika, 1934
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Original Cloth. 4to. 14, 132 pages. 28 cm. First edition. First appearance. In Hebrew. Preface in English. Book of the wars of the Lord; containing the polemics of the Karaite Salmon ben Yeruhim against Saadia Gaon. The Book of the Wars of YHWH remained in manuscript until it was published together with a commentary by Israel Davidson under the title 'The Books of the Wars of the Lord', New York, 1934. "Salmon Ben Jeroham (Sulaym ibn Ruhaym; tenth century) , Karaite polemicist and writer, a fervent spokesman for the Mourners of Zion (Avlei Zion) , a native of Erez Israel or Iraq. According to Karaite tradition, he was the teacher of Saadiah Gaon, an impossibility since Salmon was much the younger man of the two. However, the tradition may possibly reflect some actual personal conflict between them, which could partially explain Salmon's extreme hatred of Saadiah. Salmon's principal work, Milhamot Adonai, written in Hebrew, is a rhymed attack on the Rabbanites and on Saadiah. Even for an age characterized by abusive polemics, the language of the book is unusually vehement, and the author treats Saadiah more as a personal enemy than a theological adversary. In his subject matter, Salmon merely repeats the arguments of older Karaite polemicists, but the violent language and quasi-poetic form are all his own. If the hypothesis that Salmon is the same person as Ibn al-Sakawayh is correct, Saadiah refuted his attacks in a special work, only fragments of which remain. " (EJ 2008) Subjects: (880-06) Karaites. Judaism - Controversial literature. Sa? Adia ben Joseph, 882-942. Upper portion of backstrip absent, edges worn, light soiling to cloth, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (SEF-47-27). Bookseller Inventory # 33051

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Title: Sefer Milhamot H. : Kolel Ta'Anot Ha-Kera'I ...

Publisher: Nyu York; Beit Midrash Ha-Rabanim De-Amerika

Publication Date: 1934

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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