The Creation of the World and Maimonides’ Interpretation of Gen. I-V
The problem of Maimonides’ position on the creation of the world is one of the most controversial aspects of his thought. Scholars are generally divided into those who claim that Maimonides maintained the doctrine of creation ex-nihilo1 and those who claim that he accepted the doctrine of the eternity of the world.2 It has also been suggested that Maimonides held Plato’s view.3
KeywordsHuman Species Biblical Text Philosophical Anthropology Historical Interpretation Biblical Story
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