By Abraham Ibn Ezra, H. Norman Strickman
Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra, poet, thinker, and mathematician, used to be one of many impressive personalities produced via medieval Jewry. His leader declare to popularity, notwithstanding, is his observation at the Bible. The latter is outlined in all significant versions of the Hebrew Scriptures and prompted different luminaries comparable 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 statement at the first Books of Psalms is now to be had in English for the 1st time, observed by means of an intensive annotation. scholars of Scripture in any respect degrees will locate this a precious software for his or her reviews of Scripture and Jewish concept.
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Attah Adonai le-vadad, la-vetach toshiveni means, for Thou, Lord alone, makest me dwell in safety. 74. ’s interpretation of yachdav (both) in the first part of the verse 75. Heb. le-vadad. According to this interpretation le-vadad refers to David, not to God. 76. Heb. Le-vadi. 77. According to this opinion our verse means, in peace will I lay me down and sleep whether with others (yachdav) or alone (le-vadad), because You O Lord cause me to dwell in safety. 46 CHAPTER 5 1. FOR THE LEADER; UPON THE NEHILOTH.
54. Ayin vavs. ” Some commentator’s connected the word nesah to the root nun, vav, samekh from which the word nes banner is derived. They interpret the word nesah to mean, raise. 55. Kum is spelled kov, vav mem, and shuv is spelled shin, vav, bet. In other words if nesah came from the root nun, vav, samekh our verse should have read nus and not nesah. 56. The vav. 57. In the perfect. 58. In nesah in our verse. 59. In nesah in our verse. 44 CHAPTER 4 to you (Num. 62 8. THOU HAST PUT GLADNESS IN MY HEART, MORE THAN WHEN THEIR CORN AND THEIR WINE INCREASE.
86 Similarly, and they will set up the tabernacle before they come (Num. 10:21)87 does not refer to what immediately precedes it. Others say that the word nasheku (do homage) is connected to the word neshek (arm). 88 Thus bar (purity) is similar to the word bare 76. Scripture reads var. Var is the word bar minus the dagesh in the bet. The dagesh is omitted because the bet follows a vav. This word will henceforth be referred to as bar. 77. In other words bar means son, for beri is the word bar with the first person pronominal suffix.