Anyone know of any Judeo-Arabic translations of the Bible (i.e. Arabic in Hebrew characters)? It would be great if you could link me to them as well.


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Hebrewbooks has a Tehillim: http://www.hebrewbooks.org/40258


You are looking for the Tafsir. I run weekly source roundups on the parsha here, and it includes R' Saadia Gaon's Tafsir. See here and here. BTW, is this for learning Judeo-Arabic or for NLP work?

  • for learning Judeo Arabic....any suggestions? Mar 9, 2011 at 19:04
  • nothing more than was offered in that 'Learning Medieval Arabic' question: mi.yodeya.com/questions/4277/moreh-nevuchim-arabic-hebrew i think you have a good idea. the link at Temanim.org, one per parsha, and learning through Shnayim Mikra in that way, perhaps also consulting how to pronounce each weird letter. i know that many people learn some Aramiac by doing Shnayim Mikra... Mar 9, 2011 at 22:13
  • is there a key I can find on how each is pronounced? I know the Arabic letter, so if I could see them compared to the Arabic letters, I would be fine. Mar 10, 2011 at 18:02
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    see this web page jdl.czechian.net/pismo.htm and scroll to the very bottom Mar 18, 2011 at 21:07
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    Your second link is dead.
    – mevaqesh
    Nov 28, 2017 at 4:06

Rav Saadiah Gaon's Tafsir (Arabic translation) on the Pentateuch is available on Sefaria, here and a manuscript of his Tafsir on Isaiah can be found in the National Library of France, here. Other Tafsirs on the Pentateuch, Lamentations, Esther, Job, Isaiah, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ruth, Song of Songs and Psalms can be found in the Judeo-Arabic section of the Genizah site (sign up for free required).


I read this me as an Arabic native speaker I found that the book is made by christian, because it contains the sentence " Kiss the son"

Don't use this copy http://www.hebrewbooks.org/40258


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