This page is part of my Twitter Thread Index. Every Sunday, I post a thread on Twitter about a figure from Jewish history and why their work matters. The threads are collected in browsable form in the index.
The threads below introduce the one-of-a-kind Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra, the lovably cantankerous polymath who brought the fruits of Sefardi Judeo-Arabic culture to Ashkenaz. Companion newsletter: Coffee with Ibn Ezra.
Part 1: An Overview of Ibn Ezra’s Unique Trajectory
Part 2: Ibn Ezra on Philosophy & Astrology
Image: A Chumash with Torah in the center column, Targum Onkelos (the inner column by the binding), Rashi’s commentary (the third, outer column), with Ibn Ezra’s commentary added in the margins. British Library Ms. Harley 5772, f. 1r (closeup)