The Creation of the World and Maimonides’ Interpretation of Gen. I-V

  • Sara Klein-Braslavy
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire Des Idees / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 114)


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


Human Species Biblical Text Philosophical Anthropology Historical Interpretation Biblical Story 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht / Boston / Lancaster 1986

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  • Sara Klein-Braslavy

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