Rabbi Obadiah Sforno

(c. 1470- 1550) – Rabbi, biblical commentator, philosopher and physician who lived in Italy.  His commentary on the Bible focuses on each verse as a whole, and often reflects his knowledge of natural sciences.  His commentaries on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs were dedicated to King Henry II of France, demonstrating a close relationship between them.

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