I'm wondering if there exists a dictionary for the more technical terms used in the Moreh Nevuchim? (Any of the translations). I know I could just use an English translation and match up the words, but a dictionary would be more useful.

  • Seems contradictory - if a dictionary explained the "Guide to the perplexed" you wouldn't be perplexed anymore, would you? :-) :-)
    – DanF
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 1:49
  • @DanF Unless the dictionary does a bad job!
    – Gavriel
    Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 20:07
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    If you're learning M"N in Hebrew, how are you not using a translation? Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 22:41
  • I would advise not using pain English translation of technical terms. If you don't have a familiarity with peripatetic philosophy before starting the guide, you're going to struggle. Commented Nov 22, 2016 at 0:05

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Yes, this is a book dedicated to that:

Philosophical Terms in the Moreh Nebukim, by Israel Efros.

Also, appended to the end of standard editions of ibn Tibbon's translation is ibn Tibbon's Peirush ha-Milim ha-Zarot, which is a glossary of philosophical terms.


Sefer Ruach Chen. is an introductory book meyuchas to Rabbi Yehuda Ibn Tibbon. A very valuable tool.

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