R. Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on Isaiah 40-66

R. Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on Isaiah 40-66
Jair Haas

An Annotated Scientific Edition of the Second Part of the Commentary of Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra, one of the greatest commentators of all generations, on the Book of Isaiah. The edition has three sections: the commentary body is based on all existing variants, version exchange mechanism and continuous annotation by the author. The commentary, intended for both a scholar and an educated reader, clarifies Ibn Ezra's interpretations in light of his predecessors' comments and interpretive principles and linguistic, scientific, philosophical and historical concepts, as expressed in his varied essays. The introduction to the book highlights the principles by which the edition was prepared, presents a broad overview of Ibn Ezra's theoretical teachings and its various aspects, and discusses its relation to the author's identity question of the group of prophecies in Isaiah 40-66 and its relation to the structure and meaning of the group.

Danacode:   110-20294 ISBN:  978-965-226-587-6 Language:   Hebrew Pages:   366 Weight:   600 gr Dimensions:  17X24 cm Publication Date:   05/2020 Publisher:   Bar-Ilan University Press

Preface 9

1. Description of the edition 11

a. The Biblical Text 11

b. The Commentary 11

c. The Critical Apparatus 13

d. The Super-Commentary 14

2. Table of Marks and Signs 18

a. The Marks of the Text Witnesses 18

b. The Signs Used in the Commentary and the Critical Apparatus 18

Introduction 19

1. R. Abraham ibn Ezra – The Man and the Scholar 19

a. Bibliographical Details 19 b. Exegetical Approach 20

c. A Few Grammatical Stances 29

d. Philosophical Teachings 31

e. Historiosophical Outlook 40 f. Linguistic Characteristics 42

2. The Isaiah Commentary – Its Time, Characteristics, and Historical Fate 45

3. The Identity of the Author of the Prophecies of Consolation 47

4. The Structure and Meaning of the Collection of Prophecies 50

The Edition 59

Index of Topics (According to Biblical Verses) 339

Bibliography 347