Maimonides

Moses ben Maimon, commonly known as Maimonides ( ) and also referred to by the acronym Rambam, was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher who became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. In his time, he was also a preeminent astronomer and physician. Born in Córdoba, Almoravid Empire (present-day Spain) on Passover Eve, 1135 or 1138, he worked as a rabbi, physician, and philosopher in Morocco and Egypt. He died in Egypt on December 12, 1204, whence his body was taken to the lower Galilee and buried in Tiberias.

During his lifetime, most Jews greeted Maimonides' writings on Jewish law and ethics with acclaim and gratitude, even as far away as Iraq and Yemen. Yet, while Maimonides rose to become the revered head of the Jewish community in Egypt, his writings also had vociferous critics, particularly in Spain. Nonetheless, he was posthumously acknowledged as among the foremost rabbinical decisors and philosophers in Jewish history, and his copious work comprises a cornerstone of Jewish scholarship. His fourteen-volume ''Mishneh Torah'' still carries significant canonical authority as a codification of Talmudic law. He is sometimes known as "ha Nesher ha Gadol" (the great eagle) in recognition of his outstanding status as a ''bona fide'' exponent of the Oral Torah.

Aside from being revered by Jewish historians, Maimonides also figures very prominently in the history of Islamic and Arab sciences and is mentioned extensively in studies. Influenced by Al-Farabi, Avicenna, and his contemporary Averroes, he in his turn influenced other prominent Arab and Muslim philosophers and scientists. He became a prominent philosopher and polymath in both the Jewish and Islamic worlds. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1966
...Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Treatise on poisons and their antidotes....
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1968
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1987
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1983
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1952
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1956
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1963
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
Published 1956
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1951
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1964
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
Published 1949
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...Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Risālah al-Yamanīyah. English, Hebrew, & Arabic. Igeret Teman....
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Published 1970
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
Published 1850
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by Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
Published 1827
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