In the poem Ha’azinu, Moses describes God as a hovering eagle, echoing an earlier decription of God hovering.
Abraham ibn Ezra wrote poetry praising various patrons. Here’s a particularly enjoyable meditation on which body part is best – eye, ear, or tongue.
Moses talks about the poem he will be reciting to the Israelites – prompting Rashbam to share his thoughts on what exactly makes something poetry.
Rashbam’s comments often borrow language from other parts of the Tanakh, weaving together different parts of the tradition. Does he have a favorite pasuk?
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