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Bible Translations
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1. Judeo-Arabic (Ninth to Thirteenth Century)

In ancient and medieval times, Jews translated the Hebrew Bible into their spoken tongues, such as Greek, Aramaic, and Arabic (as well as many other languages and vernaculars employed in specific periods and places). Unlike the various degrees of prohibition regarding scriptural translation in Islamic (as well a…

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Benjamin Hary, David Bunis, Dalia Yasharpour and Meira Polliack, “Bible Translations”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000115>
First published online: 2010

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