About This Text
Composed: Middle-Age Spain, c.1246 – c.1286 CE
Commentary by Rabbi Moses ben Nahman (1194–1270), commonly known as the Ramban. The Ramban lived in Spain until his move to Jerusalem toward the end of his life. His commentary reflects his love of Eretz Yisrael. He usually begins his comments with Rashi’s explanation and then expounds further with insights from Kabbalah and Oral Tradition. His comments include respectful criticism of Rashi, Ibn Ezra and Rambam.