By Abraham Ibn Ezra, H. Norman Strickman
Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra, poet, thinker, and mathematician, used to be one of many awesome personalities produced via medieval Jewry. His leader declare to reputation, in spite of the fact that, is his statement at the Bible. The latter is outlined in all significant variants of the Hebrew Scriptures and inspired different luminaries resembling Maimonides, Rabbi David Kimchi, Nahmanides, Ralbag, Abravanel, and all critical scholars of the Hebrew Bible, for whom his works are crucial. Ibn Ezra's statement at the first Books of Psalms is now to be had in English for the 1st time, observed through 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 proposal.
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On Ps. 4:1. 8. Its root is nun, chet, lamed. 9. The root alef, kaf, lamed gives us the word akhilah, the plural of which is akhilot. The root nun, chet, lamed similarly gives us the word nechilah, the plural of which is nechilot. 10. The verb ha’azinah (give ear) is derived from the word ozen (ear). 47 FOR THE LEADER; UPON THE NEHILOTH CONSIDER. 12 It is like simah13 (give) in, Give now (Job 17:3). MY MEDITATION. The middle stem letter has been doubled in hagigi (my meditation). 14 Compare, zenuneha (her adulteries) ( Hos.
Without fear. 69 60. Spelled nun, samakh, heh. , this word too is a variant of the root nun, sin, alef and means to lift up. 61. That is, utter. 62. E. 63. E. the meaning of our verse is as follows: You put gladness in my heart when their grain and wine increase. 64. Me’et deganam ve-tirosham rabbu (more than when their grain and their wine increase) literally means, when their grain and wine increase. This is to be interpreted as, when my grain and my wine increase. Rabbi Judah interprets thus because he believes that David would not say, Thou hast put gladness in my heart when their grain and wine increase.
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. 6 Yehegu is similar to the word yehegeh (speak) in Neither shall my tongue speak deceit (Job. 27:4). The nations say, Let us break their bands asunder (v. 3). 2. THE KINGS OF THE EARTH STAND UP, AND THE RULERS TAKE COUNSEL TOGETHER, AGAINST THE LORD, AND AGAINST HIS ANOINTED. STAND UP. The kings and the rulers stand up together with the nations and take counsel. 1. ” 2.
Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on the First Book of Psalms. Chapters 1-41 by Abraham Ibn Ezra, H. Norman Strickman