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Commentaries on Moreh Nevuchim

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 ...
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Mouth of the donkey ("פִי הָאָתוֹן"): how can the Rambam seem to contradict the mishnah in Pirkei Avos?

Like Rambam, Ralbag also maintains that this incident did not occur in real life, and he explicitly discusses the view of the Sages: והנה דעת רבותינו ז”ל הוא שזה הענין היה כפשוטו ולזה אמרו שפי ...
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Rambam and Chazal

In Guide for the Perplexed 3:48 Rambam identifies the opinion of a Mishnah (at least according to one interpretation in the Talmud) as being one of two philosophical opinions he discussed earlier: ...
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Mistake in Ezekiel's vision

After looking around in the classical commentators, I found the Abarbanel seems to say this about the Rambam. It is in two places in the Abarbanel: At the end of the classic Lvov edition of the Guide (...
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Are there any contradictions between the Rambam's Mishneh Torah and his Moreh Nevuchim?

There are certainly things that appear to be contradictions. One popular example is in Hilchot Tefilah 9:7 where he writes: מי שאמר בתחנונים מי שריחם על קן ציפור שלא ליקח האם על הבנים או שלא לשחוט ...
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Is Rambam's statement in Guide for the Perplexed 1:59 meant as a criticism of the Talmud?

The commentary of R' Shem Tov there says: אשר אין בכל המאמרים כמותה מקביל למאמרים אחרים מאגדות וממדרשות אשר יורו על הגשמות ועל תוארים נוספים בא-ל, ולכן אמר מי יתן אשר היו כל המאמרים כמותו So he ...
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Contradiction in Maimonides?

Maimonides’ Conception of God attempts to go into some detail about this. The point is that there is no way that a human being can conceive of something that is outside the bounds of the physical ...
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Contradiction in Maimonides?

Rambam explicitly states in Guide for the Perplexed 1:65 that God's oneness is not an attribute: AFTER YOU have advanced thus far, and truly comprehended that God exists without having the attribute ...
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Perplexing section of Moreh Nevuchim

In R. Dowid ibn Yihyeh's explanation of the introduction to the Moreh, he presents this section as follows (as found in Dr. Eli Gorfunkel's publication in Qobhes 'Al Yad, vol. 24, pp. 337-338): I ...
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Mistake in Ezekiel's vision

Perhaps you are referring to the following? Ralbag in his commentary to Genesis 15:4 writes that Ezekiel in his prophecy experienced the spheres as making noise, in accordance with his mistaken belief ...
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Guide to "Guide for the Perplexed"

R. Dr. Jose Faur wrote precisely such a book. It is called Homo Mysticus: A Guide to Maimonides's Guide for the Perplexed.
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