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A highly sought after and appreciated commentary mark includes intelligibility and balance, a work that understands, explains, interprets, and applies the text in a user-friendly format. In Maimonides' Hidden Torah Commentary, Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel hits the mark in all the above and more. Has collected and assembled most of Maimonides' views of the Pentateuch laid it out as a linear commentary of the Pentateuch. Our English word "text" comes from a root meaning to "weave" a fabric together. Samuel, a scholar well versed in texts and textual studies, skillfully highlights and weaves together within his text the various colorful and diverse strands of Exodus into a meaningful pattern of the whole. This integrative approach of the author allows the voice of Maimonides to speak loudly and clearly. But this is usually accomplished by comparing and contrasting Maimonides' Torah commentary with the views of other ancient, medieval, and modern commentators, including Samuel's astute and timely exegetical comments and perspectives. In this newly revised and re-edited edition of the first volume of Exodus, the reader will discover new insights that will thrill the readers' intellectual curiosity. -Professor Marvin Wilson, A
Author of Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel is the son of a Holocaust survivor. He holds two rabbinic ordinations from the Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch Yeshiva of 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn and holds a D. Min. degree from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. He is an avid student of the Greek classics, Biblical and Talmudic scholarship, Jungian Psychology, Western Medieval Theology, Modern Philosophy, and 20th century psychology. He is the author of The Lord Is My Shepherd: The Theology of the Caring God (1996), Birth and Rebirth Through Genesis (2010), A Shepherd's Song: Psalm 23 and the Shepherd Metaphor In Jewish Thought (2014), Rediscovering Philo of Alexandria: A First Century Jewish Commentator (Volumes, 1-5), (2014-2018), and Gentle Judaic Wisdom for a Troubled World (2019).