The poem begins:
It is not a biography of Abraham ibn Ezra; like all of Browning's historical poems, it is a free interpretation of the idea that Ezra's life and work suggests to Browning, theism|theistic]] paradox, that good might lie in the inevitability of its absence:
The poem was published in Browning's Dramatis Personae in 1864.
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