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Sforno, Obadiah ben Jacob (c. 1470-c. 1550)

Subject Religion » Judaism

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631187288.1992.x


Italian biblical commentator. He was born at Cesena, Sforno. He taught Hebrew to Johannes Reuchlin in Rome (1498–1500). After living in various cities, he settled in Bologna, where he helped to reestablish a Hebrew printing house and organize the Jewish community. He founded and ran a bet midrash there. He wrote commentaries on the Pentateuch, Songs of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Job, Jonah, Habbakuk, and Zechariah. He also wrote a commentary on Avot, a number of grammatical works, and a philosophical treatise. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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