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Creation of World

16.12.18

Question

Can you tell me what Maimonides believed about the ancient world theory?

Answer

To the Questioner, 

The belief of the Rambam is that the world was created. 

In Moreh Nevuchim the Rambam makes a statement that the verses that describe Hashem in physical terms are certainly not to be understood in their simple connotation, so too the verses that describe the world in terms of ancient existence are certainly not to be understood in their simple connotation (2:25).

With Blessings, 
Rav Nachum

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