Rabbi Obadiah Sforno. In addition to his Biblical exegesis, he worked a physician and was a student of philosophy.
c. 1470 - 1550.
For the most part, Rabbi Sforno attempts to provide a straightforward explanatory commentary. He was however a typical product of the Italian Renaissance, and his variegated interests find much room for expression in this work, particularly in scientific matters related to his medical training, such as biology. He took much interest in the literary features of the Biblical narrative and the psychological motivations of its protagonists.