(Moses ben Maimon; also called Rambarn by acronym of Rabbi Moses ben Maimon; 11351204). Jewish scholar and philos.; b. Córdoba, Sp.; fled under persecution after Córdoba fell to Muslim 1148; lived in Morocco, Palestine, Egypt; tried to reconcile Rabbinic, or Talmudic, Judaism with Aristotelian philos, modified by Arab. interpretation. Works include expositions of the Jewish faith; commentary on the Mishnah (see Talmud).
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