This version of MS London BL OR7562 and different comparable MSS, and the accompanying linguistic and philological learn, speak about a Samaritan variation of Saadya s Judeo-Arabic translation of the Pentateuch, its major features and position between different early Medieval Arabic Bible translations, viz., different models of Saadya s translation of the Pentateuch, different Samaritan Arabic models of the Pentateuch, and Christian and Karaite Arabic Bible translations. The examine analyses many of the elements of this model, its transmission, its language, the level to which the Samaritans tailored this model of Saadya s translation to their very own model of the Hebrew Pentateuch, and their attainable explanations in selecting it for his or her personal use."
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