8. Eheyeh Asher Eheyeh

July 21, 2014, by

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, […]

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7. Secret Names of God

July 11, 2014, by

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] […]

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6. The Name of God

June 30, 2014, by

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 […]

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5. What God is Not

June 23, 2014, by

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 […]

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4. Understanding the “Thirteen Attributes”

June 15, 2014, by

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 […]

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3. Does God Have Attributes?

June 8, 2014, by

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 […]

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2. Ways in Which We Do and Do Not Anthropomorphize God

June 1, 2014, by

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. There are many ways that one can describe a human being. [I, 46] These include: * Based on his […]

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1. Anthropomorphism of God in the Torah

May 26, 2014, by

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. —————————- Anthropomorphism: attributing human form or human characteristics to something that is not human. Does God have hands? Does […]

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