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Author Lobel, Diana, author

Title Moses and Abraham Maimonides : encountering the Divine / Diana Lobel
Published Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xix, 216 pages)
Series Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah
Contents Frontmatter -- Index -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part One: Moses and Abraham Maimonides on Created Light, Created Word, and the Event at Mount Sinai -- 1. Abraham Maimonides on Created Light in the Cleft of the Rock: Exodus 33:22 -- 2. Maimonides on Created Light: An Esoteric Interpretation -- 3. Abraham and Moses Maimonides on Cloud and Glory: Exodus 16:9-10/Guide III:9 -- 4. Abraham Maimonides on Created Light in the Preparation for the Sinai Event -- 5. Maimonides on the Theophany at Mount Sinai -- 6. Abraham Maimonides on the Created Word at Mount Sinai: Between Maimonides and R. Abraham he-Ḥasid -- 7. Abraham and Moses Maimonides on Created Light in the Vision of the Nobles -- Part Two: Ehyeh asher Ehyeh and the Tetragrammaton: Between Eternity and Necessary Existence -- 8. Introduction: Ehyeh asher Ehyeh and the Tetragrammaton -- 9. Rabbinic Interpretations of Ehyeh asher Ehyeh -- 10. The Interpretation of Saadya Gaon -- 11. Saadya's Long Commentary to Exodus 3:13-15 -- 12. Abraham Maimonides on Saadya Gaon -- 13. The Interpretation of Maimonides -- 14. Abraham on Eternity and Relationship -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary "Moses Maimonides-a proud heir to the Andalusian tradition of Aristotelian philosophy-crafted a bold and original philosophical interpretation of Torah and Judaism. His son Abraham Maimonides is a fascinating maverick whose Torah commentary mediates between the philosophical interpretations of his father, the contextual approach of Biblical exegetes such as Saadya, and the Sufi-flavored illuminative mysticism of his Egyptian Pietist circle. This pioneering study explores the intersecting approaches of Moses and Abraham Maimonides to the spark of divine illumination and revelation of the divine name Ehyeh asher Ehyeh, "I am that I am / I will be who I will be.""-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 15, 2021)
Subject Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204.
Abraham ben Moses ben Maimon, 1186-1237.
Abraham ben Moses ben Maimon, 1186-1237
Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204
God (Judaism)
God (Judaism) -- Name.
Presence of God.
Revelation -- Judaism.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Kabbalah & Mysticism.
RELIGION / Judaism / Kabbalah & Mysticism
God (Judaism)
God (Judaism) -- Name
Presence of God
Revelation -- Judaism
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021000542
ISBN 1644695863