(Saadiah; Seadiah; Saadja; Arab.: Sa'id al-Fayyumi; ca. 882/892942). Jewish scholar and commentator; b. Dilaz, Faiyum, Egypt; gaon (head) of Talmudic academy at Sura, Babylonia. Tr. most of the Bible into Arabic. Other works include poetry; a grammatical treatise; polemical writings. See also Bible Versions, F; Grammars, A; Lexicons, A.
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