"Die Knochen Ḥiwis, des Hündischen, sollen zermahlen werden." : Die fundamentale Traditionskritik des Ḥiwi al-Balkhi

In the ninth century, Ḥiwi al-Balkhi challenged the fundamentals of Jewish belief with 200 questions and objections which became an important document of rationalist criticism in the intellectual history of Judaism. This chapter deals with Ḥiwi’s criticism of Jewish tradition and its reception. It w...

Author: Grundmann, Regina
Document types:Part of book
Media types:Text
Publication date:2014
Date of publication on miami:19.05.2017
Modification date:16.04.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Grundmann, Regina; Kattan, Assaad E. (Hrsg.): Jenseits der Tradition? Tradition und Traditionskritik in Judentum, Christentum und Islam. Berlin, Boston : De Gruyter Verlag, 2014 (JCI-TTT 2), S. 32-58.
Subjects:Exzellenzcluster Religion und Politik; Judaistik; Jüdische Geistesgeschichte; Religionskritik; Traditionskritik; Jüdische Bibelexegese; Jüdische Philosophie Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics; Jewish Studies; Jewish Intellectual History; Critism of Religion; Critism of Tradition; Jewish Bible Exegesis; Jewish Philosophy
DDC Subject:220: Bibel
290: Andere Religionen
490: Andere Sprachen
Legal notice:Die Veröffentlichung erfolgt mit freundlicher Genehmigung des Verlags de Gruyter.
License:InC 1.0
Language:German
Format:PDF document
ISBN:978-1-61451-313-1
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-72229559446
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/9781614513131.32
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In the ninth century, Ḥiwi al-Balkhi challenged the fundamentals of Jewish belief with 200 questions and objections which became an important document of rationalist criticism in the intellectual history of Judaism. This chapter deals with Ḥiwi’s criticism of Jewish tradition and its reception. It will be demonstrated that Ḥiwi’s questions and arguments deny not only the authority of the Bible but also of rabbinic exegesis. Moreover, it will be argued that Ḥiwi’s criticism became a crucial impetus for the reinterpretation of Jewish tradition undertaken by his main opponent, Saadia Gaon, in his Book of Beliefs and Opinions. In terms of reception, Ḥiwi’s criticism of tradition in the end became part of Jewish tradition itself.