Maimonides Quote

In accordance with the Sabean theories images were erected to the stars, golden images to the sun, images of silver to the moon, and they attributed the metals and the climates to the influence of the planets, saying that a certain planet is the god of a certain zone. They built temples, placed in them images, and assumed that the stars sent forth their influence upon these images, which are thereby enabled (to speak) to understand, to comprehend, to inspire human beings, and to tell them what is useful to them. They apply the same to trees which fall to the lot of these stars.


Ch.29 - Guide for the Perplexed (c. 1190) - Part III

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In accordance with the Sabean theories images were erected to the stars, golden images to the sun, images of silver to the moon, and they attributed...

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In accordance with the Sabean theories images were erected to the stars, golden images to the sun, images of silver to the moon, and they attributed...

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In accordance with the Sabean theories images were erected to the stars, golden images to the sun, images of silver to the moon, and they attributed...

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In accordance with the Sabean theories images were erected to the stars, golden images to the sun, images of silver to the moon, and they attributed...