By Abraham Ibn Ezra, H. Norman Strickman
Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra, poet, thinker, and mathematician, was once one of many extraordinary personalities produced through medieval Jewry. His leader declare to popularity, although, is his observation at the Bible. The latter is outlined in all significant variations of the Hebrew Scriptures and stimulated different luminaries similar to Maimonides, Rabbi David Kimchi, Nahmanides, Ralbag, Abravanel, and all severe scholars of the Hebrew Bible, for whom his works are crucial. Ibn Ezra's remark at the first Books of Psalms is now on hand in English for the 1st time, followed by means of an intensive annotation. scholars of Scripture in any respect degrees will locate this a invaluable software for his or her stories of Scripture and Jewish suggestion.
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57. Begot you means, created you. Similarly, begotten thee. E. on Deut. 32:18. 58. Lit. ” 59. Lit. ” 60. Lit. ” 61. From the root resh, ayin, ayin. 62. In tero’em. 63. To compensate for one of the missing ayins, for tero’em is spelled with one ayin. 64. From the root sin, kaf, kaf. Tesokkem is spelled with only one kaf. The dagesh compensates for the missing letter. 65. From the root samekh, bet, bet. Tesobbem is spelled with only one bet. The dagesh compensates for the 30 CHAPTER 2 WITH A ROD OF IRON.
Verse 1 speaks of the wicked, the sinners and the scornful. However, our verse implies that only the wicked will be punished. ’s comment. 24 CHAPTER 2 1. WHY ARE THE NATIONS IN AN UPROAR? AND WHY DO THE PEOPLES MUTTER IN VAIN? WHY ARE THE NATIONS IN AN UPROAR? 1 He composed it on the day of David’s anointment. The Psalm therefore reads: This day have I begotten thee (v. 7). 3 The word rigshat (gathering) in From the gathering of the workers of iniquity (Ps. 64:3)4 is similar. 25: 13). MUTTER IN VAIN.
64. With out the bet the clause reads: For six days the Lord made heaven and earth. With the bet it reads: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth. 65. ” 66. ” 67. ” 68. ” 69. ” 70. What is recorded in our verse. 39 CHAPTER 4 1. FOR THE LEADER; WITH STRING MUSIC; A PSALM OF DAVID. FOR THE LEADER; WITH STRING MUSIC. 2 According to the Gaon la-menatze’ach (for the leader) means, forever (la-netzach). 3 Compare, u-menatzchim alehem (oversee them) (11 Chron. 2:1). This interpretation is correct.
Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on the First Book of Psalms. Chapters 1-41 by Abraham Ibn Ezra, H. Norman Strickman