Selections from the Guide for the Perplexed – Maimonides

By Moses Maimonides (the Rambam, Moses the Egyptian, 1135-1204)
Translated by Michael Friedländer [1903 edition]
Read by Dan Attrell

Sections 1.1 and 3.51

Topics: Chapter 1.1: The Incorporeality of God (Against the Islamic Kalam literalist school), On the Tselem (Form); Chapter 3.51: On the Simile of the King in his Palace, On Achieving Union with the First Intellect, On the Binsica/Mors Osculi/morte di bacio (Death of the Kiss).

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Sections 3.29-30

Topics: A polemical chapter on the folly of the astral magic, idolatry, and paganism (Sabianism) in the Nabatean Agriculture, the pseudo-Aristotelian Hermetica, etc.

Sections 1.61-64

Topics: Divine names or Shemot, the Tetragrammaton, Adonai, Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, etc.

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