Puzzle 9

John Baez

Q: Which famous philosopher is also known as the RaMBaM?

A: Maimonides. The most famous Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages, Rabbi Moses ben Maimon lived from 1135 to 1204. His name was Hellenized to "Maimonides", which means "son of Maimon", just like "ben Maimon". Many Jewish works shortened his name to the acronym "RaMBaM".


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