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Information on Moses Maimonides, one of the greatest Hebrew philosophers. (1135-1204).


NOTE: See also the files: Charlemagne-art, Joan-of-Arc-art, Margery-Kemp-msg, St-Hildegard-msg, Otto-T-Great-art, Jews-msg, Khazars-msg, fd-Jewish-msg.





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    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

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Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 16:39:35 -0600

From: "Decker, Terry D." <TerryD at Health.State.OK.US>

Subject: RE: SC - non-member submission - broth information


To add a few small details, he was born in Cordoba.  His family fled to

Morroco to avoid persecution by the Almohades.  They later moved to

Palestine, then to Cairo, where Maimonides did most of his scholarly work.

He was Court Physician to Al Malik Al Afdal Saladin, Vizier of Egypt.  His

"Guide of the Perplexed" influenced a number of Christian philosophers

including Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas.  Today, Maimonides and Rashi

are the two most studied of the Jewish philosophers.




> << Does anyone have more info on this Moses Maimonides? >>

> Ah Stephan,

> You make me laugh!!  "On this Moses Maimonides"

> Only one of our greatest scholars. start out below and I will

> send you more info when I can.  


> Phillipa


> Maimonides 1135-1204, Jewish rabbi, physician, and philosopher, one of

> the greatest Hebrew scholars; b. Spain. He is sometimes called Rambam

> (from Rabbi Moses Ben Maimon). His great work Mishneh Torah, known in English

> as the Strong Hand, represents his effort to organize for the layman as

> well as for rabbis and judges the vast mass of Jewish oral law, or MISHNA. His

> contribution to Western philosophy, however, rests on his influential Guide

> to the Perplexed, in which he attempted to reconcile Aristotle's theories with

> those of Jewish theology and thereby helped to introduce Aristotle to the

> Christian philosophers of the Middle Ages (see SCHOLASTICISM).


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