From Moses to Moses

by Irving Taylor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/22/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 352
ISBN : 9781546297550
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 352
ISBN : 9781546297543

About the Book

The book is a fictional account of the life and times of Moses ben Maimon (the Rambam, Moses Maimonides), one of the greatest Jewish theologians and philosophers who was also a distinguished physician to the Court of Saladin. Born in Cordoba, Spain, in 1135 he will be remembered for his three brilliant books, the Commentary on the Mishna, the Mishneh Torah and the Guide of the Perplexed. He also wrote ten medical treatises. Due to persecution he was forced, with his family, to travel throughout Spain before moving to Fez in Morocco, then Palestine and finally to Egypt where he was appointed as nagid to the Jewish community. He died in 1204 and is buried in Tiberias, Israel. His tombstone reads; “From Moses to Moses, there never arose a man like Moses”.

About the Author

Irving Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at University College London. Prior to this he was Head of Departments of Surgery in Southampton (1981-1993) and University College London (1993-2008). He was Vice Dean for Professional Affairs at UCL between 2008-2015, an elected member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for ten years and a Case Examiner on the UK General Medical Council for eleven years. He has written or edited 35 textbooks in surgery but “From Moses to Moses” is his first attempt at an historical novel. He is married to Berry and they have three daughters and seven grandchildren.