Sforno, Obadiah ben Jacob

(c. 1470-c. 1550)
   Italian biblical commentator. He taught Hebrew to Johannes Reuchlin in Rome (1498-1500). After living in various cities, he settled in Bologna, where he helped to re-establish a Hebrew printing house and organize the Jewish community. He founded and ran a bet midrash there. He wrote commen-taries on the Pentateuch, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Job, Jonah, Habakkuk and Zechariah. He also wrote a commentary on Avot, a number of grammatical works, and a philosophical treatise.

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