Abu-Said of Egypt is known as the author of an Arabic version of the Samaritan Pentateuch, which he made about 1070, on the basis of the Arabic translation of Saadias. Like the original Samaritan, it avoids anthropomorphisms and anthropopathisms, replacing the latter by euphemisms, besides occasionally making some slight alterations, more especiaily in proper names. It is written in the common language of the Arabs, and abounds in Samaritanisms. An edition of this version was commenced by Kuenen at Leyden. Genesis was published in 1851, and Exodus and Leviticus in 1854. See Juynboll, Orientalia, 2, 115 sq.

Eichhorn, Einleitung zum Alten Testament, vol 1. A description of a MS. of Abu-Said's in the University of Leyden was given by Van Vloten in 1803. See also Davidson, Treatise on Bibl. Criticism, 1, 258 sq. (B. P.)

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