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Abraham Maimuni
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(Abraham ben Moses ben Maimon; 1186, Cairo – 1237, Cairo), son of M. Maimonides, inherited the position of his father as the leader of the Jewish community in Egypt; he extended the philosophical work of his father. When the great controversy over the rationalistic work of Maimonides arose in 1232–1235 in northern Spain and the provinces, Abraham responded with “The War of the Lord” (Milchamot ha-Shem), an apology for the rationalistic style of writing of his father; he defended vigorously the allegorical interpretation and Talmudic explanation…

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Dan, Joseph, “Abraham Maimuni”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00082>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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