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12. Did the Universe Always Exist?
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. Did the universe always exist? No. We believe it was created, as per the Torah’s narrative of creation. And […]
11. Torah vs. Science
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the volume and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. ————————————– Nowadays, when we speak of intelligent design, our focus tends to be on the “intelligent” part, i.e., that […]
10. The Creation of the Universe
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the volume and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. Please note: the following entry discusses various creation theories. The Rambam’s argument, as summarized below, is intended as a […]
9. Angels
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. The existence of angels is stated explicitly in many places throughout Tanach. [II, 6] The word “elohim,” meaning “the […]
8. Eheyeh Asher Eheyeh
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. In Exodus 3:13, Moshe says to God, “When I go to the children of Israel and say to them, […]
7. Secret Names of God
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. As mentioned in the previous installment, the proper pronunciation of the shem hameforash is not commonly known. [I, 62] […]
6. The Name of God
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. All names of God in Tanach are derived from His actions except for one – the name spelled yud-hei-vav-hei […]
5. What God is Not
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the volume and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. Since God has no attributes, we are presented with a number of interesting phenomena: * God exists but He […]
4. Understanding the “Thirteen Attributes”
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. If, as we have said, God has no attributes, then what are we to make of the familiar “thirteen […]
3. Does God Have Attributes?
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. We are all familiar with the thirteen “attributes” of God, as found in Exodus 34:6-7. According to our usual […]