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* Portrait of the Scholar. Joel L. Kraemer * A Jewish Wool Merchant in Tenth-Century Mosul Defends Resorting to "the Sages of the Nations": An Early Encounter between Jewish Bible Exegesis and Graeco-Arab Philosophy. Haggai Ben-Shammai * On Some Semantic Shifts in Medieval Judaeo-Arabic. Joshua Blau * Kippurim, Expiation, Purity, and Impurity: The Well of the Past and the Abyss of Oblivion. Rachel Elior * An Epistle on Esoteric Matters by David II Maimonides from the Geniza. Paul B. Fenton * Sending Funds to Judah ha-Levi. Mordechai A. Friedman * The Emergence and Development of Scholarship on Medieval Judaeo-Arabic in Spain. Maria Angeles Gallego * Food Commerce in Egypt as Portrayed in Eleventh-Century Geniza Letters. Moshe Gil * Gershom b. Judah and the Italian Roots of Early Ashkenazic Jewry. Joshua Holo * Carl Hermann Kraeling: A Reminiscence. Walter E. Kaegi * When Did the Palestinian Yeshiva Leave Tiberias? Benjamin Z. Kedar * "Many Days without the God of Truth": Loss and Recovery of Religious Knowledge in Early Karaite Thought. Eve Krakowski * Adam and Eve or Adam and Noah? Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew Versions of the Same Books. Daniel J. Lasker * Historicizing Prophetic Literature: Yefet ben 'Eli's Commentary on Hosea and Its Relationship to al-Qumisi's Pitron. Meira Polliack * Jewish Liturgical Divisions of the Torah and the English Chapter Division of the Vulgate Attributed to Stephen Langton. Paul Saenger * Biblical Hermeneutics in Abraham bar Hayya's (Hiyya's) "Book of Intercalation": Reading Science and Philosophy into the Bible. Israel M. Sandman * Corporal Modesty in Judaism and Islam. Norman A. Stillman * An Aramaic Apocalypse (4Q246) and the Perils of Premature Consensus. Anthony J. Tomasino * Ten Newly Identified Fragments of Saadia's Commentary on Esther: Introduction and Translation. Michael G. Wechsler * Murabba'at and the First Jewish Revolt. Michael O. Wise * INDEXES * HEBREW SECTION * 'Aluqa as "Nothing" and Its Use in Polemics with the Karaites: A Study of Saadia's Commentary on Proverbs 30:10-17. Nahem Ilan * Biblical Hebrew Names for Settlements, Countries, and Ethnic Groups in the Middle Ages. Elinoar Bareket * Ten Newly Identified Fragments of Saadia's Commentary on Esther: The Judaeo-Arabic Text (with an Appendix Containing a Fragment of Judah ibn Bal'am's Commentary on Esther). Michael G. Wechsler * The View of Abraham ibn Ezra on the Durative Nature of Universal Creation. Abraham Lipshitz * History and History-Writing in Chronicles in the Light of Biblical, Ancient Near Eastern, and Graeco-Roman Cultures. Isaac Kalimi

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