Deconstructing the Bible: Abraham Ibn Ezra's Introduction to by Irene Lancaster

By Irene Lancaster

Deconstructing the Bible represents the 1st test through a unmarried writer to put the good Spanish Jewish Hebrew bible exegete, thinker, poet, astronomer, astrologer and scientist Abraham ibn Ezra (1089-1164) in his whole contextual surroundings. It charts his strange travels and discusses alterations and contradictions in his hermeneutic technique, analysing his imaginative and prescient of the longer term for the Jewish humans within the Christian north of Europe instead of in Muslim Spain. It additionally examines his impact on next Jewish notion, in addition to his position within the wider hermeneutic debate. The booklet features a new translation of ibn Ezra's advent to the Torah, written in Lucca, northern Italy, including an entire remark. it will likely be of curiosity to a large choice of students, starting from philosophers and theologians to linguists and scholars of hermeneutics.

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Shem means ‘name’. It is used in specific circumstances as a circumlocution for the name of God Himself. In addition, the book’s eight chapters also discussed outstanding grammatical problems, as well as testifying to ibn Ezra’s mathematical, philosophical, astronomical and astrological skills. 66 Ibn Ezra in Narbonne (Provence) Narbonne is about sixteen miles from Be´ziers, and ibn Ezra stayed there for a short time until 1152. It was the capital of mediaeval Septimania and has the earliest written evidence of Jewish residence in France, dating from 471.

Together with the supercommentaries of ibn Motot and ibn Zarza, it comprises the edition printed in Amsterdam in 1772, known as Margoliot Tovah. In addition to these, Asher Crescas of Provence wrote a supercommentary at the beginning of the fifteenth century. Simon concludes that the exegetical method used by these commentators interpreted ibn Ezra’s text more clearly than the philosophical method employed by their contemporaries. The supercommentaries of Mosconi and Joseph ben Eliezer are regarded as particularly successful because of their exegetical emphasis.

Are to be accepted as the unveiling of a level of intended significance that goes unrecognized by those whose understanding of language is faulty and/or whose methods of exegesis are superficial. 8 Mendelssohn’s views are described by Harris as ‘too idiosyncratic’ for the majority of western Jewish intellectuals. These preferred the anti-Talmudic approach and also regarded ibn Ezra as their perfect prototype. 9 Although he was aware that previous commentators had interpreted ibn Ezra, not always correctly, in a way which suited their purposes, Geiger himself succumbed to this temptation, using ibn Ezra as a support for his own anti-Talmudic, pro-pshat stance.

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