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Maimonides, Moses
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(Arab. Mūsā ibn Maimūn; Heb. [Rabbi] Moshe ben Maimon; acronym: RaMBaM; Mar 30, 1138, Córdoba, Spain – Dec 13, 1204, Fusṭāṭ [Old Cairo]). Maimonides went into exile in 1148 following the conquest of Córdoba by the Almohads. He settled in Fez, Morocco, in 1160, and studied under Judah ha-Kohen ibn Sūsan. He began with commentaries on the Mishnah and the Talmud, and wrote treatises on logic (Millot ha-Higgayon) and the Jewish calendar (II; Ma'amar ha-ibbur). After his teacher's martyrdom, Maimonides moved via Akko and Alexandria to Fusṭāṭ, where he became chief rab…

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Heinzmann, Michael, “Maimonides, Moses”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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