Rashi is the acronym for Rabbi Schlomo Yitzhaki (1030-1105), that is Rabbi Solomon son of Isaac. He was born in Troyes in northern France, and became an influential writer in several genres. The commentary translated here is presumed to be among the last of his prolific mature work completed after 1070, partly because he did not comment on some of the verses of Psalms perhaps because death overtook him, and partly because he alludes in it to his earlier work. The editor, and presumably translator, is rabbi Mayer I. Gruber (Bible and ancient near east, Ben-Gurion U.). He provides the Hebrew text of the commentary in the end matter, as well as a substantial introduction. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
|Publisher:||The Jewish Publication Society|
|Series:||Brill Reference Library of Judaism Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.62(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Mayer I. Gruber, Ph.D. (1977) in Ancient Semitic Languages & Literatures, Columbia University, and Rabbinic Ordination from Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1970, is Associate Professor in the Department of Bible & Ancient Near East at Ben-Gurion University. His publications include Aspects of Nonverbal Communication in the Ancient Near East (Biblical Institute Press, 1980) and The Motherhood of God and Other Studies (Scholars Press, 1992).