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The first volume of philological character published by Busi is the critical edition of the Horayat ha-qore', a Hebrew grammar of the 11th century.

This text is based on the collation of many unpublished manuscripts and appeared in the series «Judentum und Umwelt», edited by Prof. Johann Mayer of the University of Cologne (Horayat ha-qore’. Una grammatica ebraica del secolo X, 1984). In order to include the Horayat ha-qore’ in the general context of the history of the Hebrew grammar, Busi wrote several articles about the Sefardic school of grammarians (10th - 12th century): Sulla versione breve (araba ed ebraica) della Hidâyat al-qâri; Note su una citazione di Galeno nella Poetica Ebraica di Moshe ibn Ezra; La terminologia grammaticale della scuola spagnola del sec. X; Materiali per una storia della filologia e dell’esegesi ebraica. Abû ’l-Walîd Marwân ibn Ganâh. In these studies the specific theme of the origins of the Hebrew grammar is considered in the framework of the more general climate of exchange between Judaism and Islamic culture.


A further investigation on the literary aspects of the Judeo-Arabic koine is included in two other articles: La gnomologia greca nella tradizione ebraica medievale; Testi medici greci nelle opere di autori ebrei sefarditi dei secoli XI-XII.


Busi explored also a very little studied aspect of Hebrew linguistics, a comparison of the Hebrew language with Sanskrit. First references to this unusual theme are to be found in the book Simboli del pensiero ebraico (1999). Busi then expanded on the subject in an article: Common Symbolic Patterns in Hebrew and in Sanskrit Literature, in «Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies» (2003).