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.


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? – Matthew Miller Mar 9 '11 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... – josh waxman Mar 9 '11 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. – Matthew Miller Mar 10 '11 at 18:02
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    see this web page jdl.czechian.net/pismo.htm and scroll to the very bottom – josh waxman Mar 18 '11 at 21:07
  • @MatthewMiller - Rabbi Waxman's final link is a good one. If you would like a list of books that cover Judeo-Arabic, I know of a few decent primers. Start with Joshua Blau's "The Emergence and Linguistic Background of Judaeo-Arabic: A Study of the Emergence of Neo-Arabic and Middle Arabic". If I recall correctly, he covers pronunciation as well as the letter correspondence. I'll be back in Israel next week and can check what Bar Ilan University has in their library. However, I recommend taking a basic Arabic class first. – Zvi Oct 12 '12 at 13:58

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