Sforno, R. Obadiah ben Jacob
R. Obadiah ben Jacob Sforno is considered among the foremost Bible commentators. Author of several commentaries on the Bible and philosophic books, Sforno is best remembered for his Be’ur al ha-Torah, a commentary on the Torah (Pentateuch) and his most important work. The Be’ur has been reprinted numerous times and is included in every Mikraot Gedolot (Rabbinic Bible). The Or Ammim, a philosophic work, is in opposition to those tenets of Aristotelian philosophy in conflict with Jewish religion. Well trained in several fields, apart from his rabbinic learning, Sforno’s scholarship was recognized in both Jewish and non-Jewish circles.
- Gottlieb, Zev, ed. 1980. Be’ur al ha-Torah le Rabbi Obadiah Sforno, 10–23. Jerusalem: Hebrew.Google Scholar