Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Great Jewish Scholar 'Rashi' Comments on the 'Cornerstone'
Rashi is the nickname for a certain Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac (1040-1105 A.D.), a brilliant scholar of Judaism who lived during the latter half of the 12th century in Europe. Here are Rashi's short Comments on Psalm 118:22-23, the Foundational Reference to the 'Cornerstone':
PSALM 118:22) The stone that the builders rejected became a cornerstone. <---> כב.
RASHI'S COMMENT) 'The stone that the builders rejected': A people that was humble among the peoples.
PSALM 118:23) This was from the Lord; it is wondrous in our eyes. <---> כג.
RASHI'S COMMENT) 'This was from the Lord': So will everyone say.
- Psalm 118, The Complete Jewish Bible with Rashi's Commentary, Chabad.org