An annotated critical edition of the two commentaries written by Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra on Megilat Esther. In the edition there are three sections: the commentary itself (based on manuscripts), an analysis of the different versions and an extensive commentary on the interpretation. The commentary notes its varied sources, compares the two interpretations to each other, and compares them with parallel statements in Ibn Ezra's other works and in the writings of his predecessors and contemporaries. The commentary focuses on Ibn Ezra's path as a commentator and linguist, on his connection to history and realism, and follows in particular the changes in the understanding of the writings that have taken place between his various works.
Danacode:   110-20274 ISBN:  978-965-226-536-4 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   278 Weight:   450 gr Dimensions:  17x24 cm Publication Date:   05/2019 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press
This book deals with fundamental questions of Ibn Ezra’s methodology, polemical pressures and the quest for truth, criticism and conservatism, his attitude to history and science, and the history of supercommentaries to his interpretation.
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A critical edition with explanatory notes on both the standard and a newly-discovered com-mentary. Includes an accurate text of the two commentaries and extensive notes illuminating obscurities in Ibn Ezra's commentaries and evaluating his originality.<br