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Maimonides' Treatise on Logic (Makalh Fi-Sina'at Al-Mantik): The Original Arabic and Three Hebrew Translations. Critically edited on the Basis of Manuscripts and early Editions and translated into English

Maimondes: Israel Isaac Efros (trans.)

Published by American Academy for Jewish Research, New York, 1938
Condition: Good Soft cover
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8vo. 65pp. (1), 135pp. With facsimile of one page from Paris-manuscript and one page from Oxford manuscript. Original wrappers. Translation of work by renowned Jewish Rabbi, Moses Maimonides (Rambam). Original text in Judeo-Arabic (Hebrew letters), followed by three Hebrew and an English translation. Minor staining and age wear to wrappers, especially at edges, with creasing and some minor closed tears. Sunning to spine. 3" closed tear along tail of spine on rear wrapper. Minor browning throughout. Otherwise clean and tight. Binding in fair, book in good condition. R. Moses Maimonides (Rambam) was a 12th century Jewish philosopher and halachic legal scholar. A highly controversial figure, both during his lifetime and after his death, but generally acknowledged as the preeminent Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. He was born in Córdoba, Spain but fled as a child from the Almohad persecution. He eventually settled in Egypt where he served as a rabbi, physician and philosopher. His fourteen-volume Mishneh Torah, his only work not in Arabic, still carries canonical authority, particularly within the Yemenite Jewish community, as the codification of Talmudic law. His other work includes a commentary on the Mishnah entitled Kitab al-Siraj, Kitab al-Fara'I, a book on precepts, and the philosophical work Dalalat al-Ha'irin, known in Hebrew as the Moreh Nevukhim, The Guide to the Perplexed. The major premise is an attempted philosophical/theological reconciliation of the Hebrew Bible and Greek knowledge. This work came to play a central role in all subsequent major controversies over philosophy within the Jewish community during the Middle Ages. R. Israel Isaac Efros was an early 20th century Russian-American rabbi and academic scholar. He served as rabbi of Temple Beth El from 1929-1935 and professor of Semitics at the University of Buffalo from 1935-1941. After moving to Israel in 1955,Efros served as rector of Tel Aviv University. He published volumes of original poems in Hebrew, translated works by William Shakespeare and Percy Shelley into Hebrew and Hayim Nahman Bialik into English. Efros also collaborated in compiling a 1929 Hebrew-English dictionary. On the topic of medieval Jewish philosophy, Efros authored The Problem of Space in Jewish Medieval Philosophy (1917) and Philosophical Terms in the Moreh Nebukim (1924). Bookseller Inventory # 19692

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Title: Maimonides' Treatise on Logic (Makalh ...

Publisher: American Academy for Jewish Research, New York

Publication Date: 1938

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

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