Title

METI releases latest Maimonides translation

Keywords

Maimonides, METI, Translation

Abstract

’m pleased to announce the publication of a fourth volume of medical aphorisms by the eminent medieval physician and Jewish theologian Moses Maimonides (1138–1204). Maimonides, like every medical practitioner of his time, studied the works of Galen, the Greco-Roman physician of the second century. Maimonides condensed much of Galen’s medical advice into the collection of aphorisms of which this volume is just one part. One of the most fascinating things about Maimonides’s work is that he was heavily indebted to earlier medical scholars—quoting from the works of ancient and medieval physicians like Ibn Wafid, Ibn Sina, and Marwan ibn Janah for much of his material—but as a doctor in his own right he didn’t simply repeat after them.

Original Publication Citation

“METI releases latest Maimonides translation”. Maxwell Institute blog. February 16.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-02-16

Publisher

Maxwell Institute

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Asian and Near Eastern Languages

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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