MAIMONIDES, Moses


MAIMONIDES, Moses
(1135-1204)
   the greatest medieval JEWISH philosopher, theologian and exponent of ARISTOTLE. His books, The Guide for the Perplexed and Mishnah Torah were first published in Arabic.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • MAIMONIDES, MOSES — (Moses ben Maimon; known in rabbinical literature as Rambam ; from the acronym Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon; 1135–1204), rabbinic authority, codifier, philosopher, and royal physician. BIOGRAPHY The most illustrious figure in Judaism in the post… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Maimonides, Moses — (1135–1204)    Moses ben Maimon, known as Maimonides throughout Europe, was the most important Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages, one of the most important thinkers in the entire history of Judaism, and one of the most influential religious… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Maimonides, Moses — orig. Moses ben Maimon born March 30, 1135, Córdoba died Dec. 13, 1204, Egypt Jewish philosopher, jurist, and physician. He was obliged to practice his faith secretly after a revolutionary and fanatical Islamic sect, the Almohads, captured… …   Universalium

  • Maimonides,Moses — Mai·mon·i·des (mī mŏnʹĭ dēz ), Moses. Originally Moses Ben Maimon. Sometimes called “Rambam.” 1135 1204. Spanish born Jewish philosopher and physician. The greatest medieval Jewish scholar, he codified the Talmud and in Guide for the Perplexed… …   Universalium

  • MAIMONIDES, MOSES —    a Jewish rabbi, born at Cordova, whom the Jews regarded as their Plato, and called the Lamp of Israel and the Eagle of the doctors ; was a man of immense learning, and was physician to the Sultan of Egypt; in his relation to the Jews he ranks… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Maimonides, Moses —    See Ibn Maymun …   Islamic philosophy dictionary

  • Maimonides, Moses (Rabbi Moses ben-Maimon; Rambam) — (1135–1204)    Spanish rabbi, physician and philosopher. Maimonides was born in Cordoba into a scholarly family which had long been settled in the town. He was educated by his father, a rabbi, in both Hebrew and Arabic. When Cordoba was taken in… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon; Rambam) — (1135 1204)    North African philosopher and halakhist. He is commonly referred to by the name Maimonides, though his given Hebrew name was Moses ben Maimon; the name Rambam is derived from the title Rabbi Moses ben Maimon. He was born in Cordoba …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Маймонид Моисей / Maimonides, Moses — (1135 1204). Маймонид отвергал идею бессмертия. По его мнению, способность к индивидуальному мышлению исчезает вместе с разрушением тела. Однако, отдельным людям удается достичь высот мышления и знания, и тем самым приобрести своего рода… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • MOSES — (Heb. מֹשֶׁה; LXX, Mōusēs; Vulg. Moyses), leader, prophet, and lawgiver (set in modern chronology in the first half of the 13th century B.C.E.). Commissioned to take the Israelites out of Egypt, Moses led them from his 80th year to his death at… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


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