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      Crafting the 613 Commandments : Maimonides on the Enumeration, Classification, and Formulation of the Scriptural Commandments

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          Rabbinic tradition has it that 613 commandments were given to Moses on Mount Sinai, but it does not specify those included in the enumeration. Maimonides methodically and artfully crafts a list of 613 commandments in a work that serves as a prolegemenon to the Mishneh Torah, his monumental code of law. This book explores the surprising way Maimonides put this tradition to use and his possible rationale for using such a tradition. It also explores many of the philosophical and ethical ideas animating the composition of such a list. In the book's second half, Friedberg examines the manner by which Maimonides formulated positive commandments in the Mishneh Torah, leading him to suggest new dimensions in Maimonides' legal theory.

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          01 January 2014
          51f98fbe-3d45-41c6-ad5e-d1dfe2e16a36
          9d8253db-01a3-4d7b-8c52-7564f563746a 9781618118486

          Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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          Religion / Antiquities & Archaeology,bisacsh:REL072000,Religion / Biblical Studies,bisacsh:REL006000

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