By Abraham Ibn Ezra, H. Norman Strickman
Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra, poet, thinker, and mathematician, used to be one of many striking personalities produced via medieval Jewry. His leader declare to reputation, even though, is his statement at the Bible. The latter is outlined in all significant versions of the Hebrew Scriptures and encouraged different luminaries akin 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, observed by way of a radical annotation. scholars of Scripture in any respect degrees will locate this a priceless device for his or her reports of Scripture and Jewish notion.
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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. 66 Our verse is in contrast to Why do the nations gather (v. 67 10. NOW THEREFORE, O YE KINGS, BE WISE; BE ADMONISHED, YE JUDGES OF THE EARTH. NOW THEREFORE, O YE KINGS. Ye kings refers to the kings of the earth. Be wise rather than take counsel against the Lord. Be admonished rather then say, Let us break their bands asunder. YE JUDGES OF THE EARTH. The reference is to the rulers (in v.
E. E. interprets this clause: to bow before the king of the Lord of hosts. 52. In that the less important (the messiah) is connected to the more important (the Lord of Hosts). 53. The clause before the king in Zech. 54. The pattach beneath the lamed would indicate the definite article, the reference being the Lord of hosts that follows. 29 WHY ARE THE NATIONS IN UPROAR? 7. I WILL TELL OF THE DECREE: THE LORD SAID UNTO ME: THOU ART MY SON, THIS DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN THEE. I WILL TELL. These are the words of David regarding his prophecy55 or the words of the poet speaking on behalf of David.
27. This is the literal meaning of this clause. 28. In the perfect and imperfect. E. on Ps. 3:8. 29. Ibid. 30. Translated lit. E. on Ps. 3:8 and the notes thereto. 31. Verse 3 reads: ki elekha etpallal. , the noun tefilati (my prayer) is implied in the verb etpallal (do I pray). It is to this prayer that our verse refers. 32. E. for this is, moshekhet atzmah va-acheret immah. 33. Va-atzappeh (and will hope) is to be read as if written, va-atzappeh lekha (and will hope in you). 34. The verse reads: A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a present in the bosom strong wrath.