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Title: Differences and Similarities between Early Christian and Judaeo-Arabic (Rabbinical and Karaite) Translations of the Bible into Arabic
Subtitle: The Case of the Book of Job
Author(s): SADAN, Arik
Journal: Journal of Eastern Christian Studies
Volume: 70 Issue: 1-2 Date: 2018
This paper compares three 9th-10th century translations of the frame story of the book of Job, namely the Rabbinical Judaeo-Arabic translation of Saadia Gaon, the Karaite Judaeo-Arabic translation of Yefet b. Ali and a Christian translation by Ṯūmā al-Fusṭāṭī. Whereas Saadia’s translation is fully available in a critical edition, the other two translations are accessible only in manuscripts. The three translations are studied and compared from a syntactic and a lexical perspective in order to assess the specific character of each translation and the relationship between the source and the target languages.