A sermon introducing Abraham ibn Ezra, the great Spanish medieval Torah commentator, philosopher, astronomer, and poet, and one unusual chain of influence.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve are described as arumim, naked. Abraham ibn Ezra clarifies what that means, bringing insight from Proverbs.
Ibn Ezra’s introduction to his Torah commentary comprises primarily a listing of what it is not – and lambasting those…
Abraham ibn Ezra starts his Torah commentary with a brief poem. He offers it as a prayer for true and successful interpretation.
Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167 CE) was born in Tudela, in northern Spain. From age 50 until his death at 75, he wandered all over Europe and taught Torah.