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Testament of the Sage Judah Ibn Tibbon to his Son Samuel Written in the Days of his Youth. Facsimile [Наставление мудреца Иуды Ибн Тиббона сыну Самуилу, сочиненное во дни юности оного]. Prolegomena, Critical Edition of the Text, Russian Translation from Hebrew, Glossary and Indexes by Sh.Iakerson. Poetical translation of the Prologue and Epilogue by E.Yuzbashyan. St Petersburg, St Petersburg Center for Oriental Studies Publishers 2011. 200 p.


This book provides the first Russian-language translation of a fascinating work of medieval Jewish didactic literature from the second half of the 11th century. The Testament of the Sage Judah Ibn Tibbon to his Son Samuel Written in the Days of his Youth is the ethical will of Judah Ibn Tibbon (c. 1120-c.1190) who established the tradition of scholarly translation from Juedo-Arabic to Hebrew. Judah Ibn Tibbon and his school had a tremendous influence on the development of Jewish culture, medieval Hebrew language and literature, and on the ongoing dialogue between ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ culture at large. It was his translations that preserved such major works as The Duties of the Hearts by Bahya Ibn Paquda, Kuzari by Juda Halevi, and The Book of Beliefs and Opinions by Saadiah Gaon, and others…

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Judah Ibn Tibbon

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