Abraham ibn Ezra

Defending God’s honor and cultivating human sensibilities.

Yitzhak Melamed
Aug. 25 2023 12:01AM

A medieval rabbi with “a love of language, dark humor, penchant for astrology, personal bitterness, and dour personality.”

Tamar Marvin
Nov. 17 2022 12:01AM

The 11th-century rabbi balanced accessibility and sophistication.

David Berger
Aug. 4 2021 12:01AM

When Rashbam talked Torah with monks.

Martin Lockshin
Oct. 16 2018 12:01AM

How Ibn Ezra reinterpreted an ancient curse.

Shlomo Sela
Nov. 15 2017 12:01AM

Can a verse in the Torah be interpreted in a way that contradicts Jewish law as defined by the talmudic rabbis? Two great medieval commentators disagree.

Zev Farber
Oct. 18 2013 12:00AM

Almost every methodological approach used by modern Bible critics finds a parallel in the works of “traditional” Jewish exegetes in the Middle Ages.

Martin Lockshin
Aug. 22 2013 12:00AM

To suggest that some verses in the Torah were not written by Moses, as does the medieval commentator Abraham ibn Ezra, is not in and of itself heretical.

Yuval Cherlow
Aug. 15 2013 12:00AM