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Lot #    9097
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 2:58:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    More Nevohim
Title (Hebrew)    מורה נבוכים
Author    R. Moses b. Maimon (Maimonides)
City    Sulzbach
Publisher    Zekel Arenstein & Sons
Publication Date    1828
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [10], 3-96, 98-101, 101-104, 109-111, [1], 115-117, [1]; 67; [1], 84 ff., 208:171 mm., light age staining, crisp wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards, split and rubbed.
   Maimonides wrote his work for someone who was firm in his religious beliefs and practices, but, having studied philosophy, was perplexed by the literal meaning of biblical anthropomorphic and anthropopathic terms. To this person Maimonides showed that these difficult terms have a spiritual meaning besides their literal one, and that it is the spiritual meaning that applies to G-d. Maimonides also undertook in the Guide the explanation of obscure biblical parables. Thus, the Guide is devoted to the philosophic interpretation of Scripture, or, to use Maimonides' terms, to the "science of the Law in its true sense" or to the "secrets of the Law" (Guide, introd.). The enigmatic nature of the Guide imposed great difficulties on medieval and modern commentators, and two schools of interpretation arose. Some, while aware of Maimonides' method, consider him a philosopher who attempted to harmonize the teachings of religion with those of philosophy. Others, however, considered Maimonides a philosopher, whose views were in agreement with those of the rationalistic Aristotelians, and who expressed religious opinions largely as a concession to the understanding of the masses. For example, Maimonides, according to the first interpretation, believed that the world was created, while according to the second, his true view was that the world is eternal.
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hebraeischen Druckereien in Sulzbach, Frankfurt ami Main 1904, S. 161, No. 442. לכל חלק שער מיוחד. [1] דף, בסוף חלק א: דברי-סיום מאת המדפיסים החותמים ביום כח אלול בשופר [תקפ"ח]. על-פי ברלין תקנ"א-תקנ"ו, עם השער הנוסף בלאטינית. יש טפסים ששנת הדפוס בשערים היא: תק"ס, 1800, אך גם בהם נדפסו דברי- הסיום של המדפיסים משנת תקפ"ח! עיין: M. Weinberg, Die

   Vinograd, Sulzbach 589; EJ; CD-EPI 0149991
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Other:    Philosophy
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica