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(nähmän`ĭdēz), 1194–c.1270, Jewish scholar, exegete, and kabbalist, b. Spain. He wrote commentaries on the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud. A mystic, he rejected part of Maimonides' philosophy but recognized his greatness. He wrote an account of his disputation with the anti-Jewish agitator Pablo Christiani, which took place in the presence of King James I of Aragón. In 1267, Nahmanides settled in Palestine. He is also called Rabbi Moses Ben Nahman (abbreviated to Ramban).


See C. B. Chavel, Ramban (1960).

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While scholars and others referred to in the books are impressive, I ask the question, Where are the mediaevalists traditionally studied, such as Rashi of 11th Century France or his brilliant grandson Rashbam, or Nachmanides of 13th Century Spain?
1) Nachmanides explains that since early man was more perfect biologically, people lived much longer.
Nachmanides refers to the mingling of the raven with the zarzir as "dwelt with him" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
On the other hand, see also BT, Makot, 7a; Nachmanides, Deuteronomy 16:18.
Therefore, scholars such as David Luria and Nachmanides are not included.
Based on Rabbeinu Chananel, Nachmanides (Numbers 20:1) argues that the great sin of Moses and Aaron here was their saying "Listen, you rebels, shall we get water for you out of this rock?
There are two versions of the disputation, one in Latin, the other one in Hebrew, probably written by Nachmanides himself.
He also utilizes insights from medieval Jewish commentators like Rashi and Nachmanides.
Along with the Book of Formation, the manuscript offers a commentary by the thirteenth-century Spanish rabbi, Nachmanides.
Others, like Nachmanides, [14] claim that the commandment is focused rather on the (individual) person: to inculcate humane, compassionate behavior.
Citing Talmudic sources that interpret the concept of "holiness" as involving separation from improper activities, Nachmanides observes that the Torah lists a number of activities to be avoided.
If Abraham was returning to Beersheba only for a brief time, as Nachmanides (the Ramban) and others insist, then we would have expected the text to say [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (va-yagawr avraham, and Abraham sojourned).