Monday, September 02, 2019

Genesis 1:1 and Nahmanides

Maimonides is known as Rambam in Jewish circles (standing for Rabbi Ben Moses Maimonides). Another rabbi named Nahmanides is called Ramban instead: his approximate dates are 1194-1270 CE.

The link above shows that Nahmanides also understood bara to mean "create (ex nihilo)" in Gen. 1:1; of course, he employs plenty of mystical/philosophical elements in his reading of the text. That point aside, I am just focusing on what bara possibly means for Nahmanides in the relevant text.


No comments: