This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought. Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning. This edition contains extensive introductions by Shlomo Pines and Leo Strauss, a leading authority on Maimonides.
A reprint of the abridged translation prepared by Julius Guttmann and Chaim Rabin and published in 1952 to serve as an introduction for beginning students and educated lay readers to the ideas of the 12th-century Jewish philosopher. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com