I have heard that there are many commentaries on Moreh Nevuchim. However, all editions that I have seen in person contain just the text, sometimes with editorial footnotes. Can anyone provide:

1) A list of classical commentaries

2) If possible, a place to find them online

Thank you


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A friend of mine compiled the following list:

This edition: https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/14118 has Efodi, Shem Tov ibn Shem Tov, ibn Crescas, and Abarbanel.

This: https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/31594 is the commentary of R. Moshe Narboni.

This is the commentary of R. Shem Tov ibn Falaquera: https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/23920.

Two commentaries by R. Yosef ibn Caspi are found here: https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/34446.

Sisrei Torah of R. Avraham Abulafia is found here: https://beta.hebrewbooks.org/49764.

That's a total of 9 commentaries.

  • +1 Thanks for your excellent answer. If you don't mind, I have 3 followup questions: Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 19:39
  • 1) In the first link, the Abarbanel appears to comment very sporadically, and then at the end of the book there are several pages of just abarbanel. Did he write two seperate works, or is the commentary just oddly laid out? Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 19:41
  • 2) While R Abulafia wrote 3 commentaries, the link you provided seems to only include one of them. Am I missing something? Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 19:44
  • 3) are you aware of any edition of Abarbanel still in print? Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 19:47
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    Sorry was mistaken about R Abulafia. Regarding the Abarbanel, I'm not so familiar so I can't answer. For what it's worth, there's a not in print version of his commentary without the others: beta.hebrewbooks.org/30671
    – robev
    Commented Mar 6, 2020 at 5:08

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