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Indeed, scholarly debates continue on Maimonides’ commitments to philosophy and to Judaism as a revealed religion.However, there is no question that his philosophical works have had a profound impact extending beyond Jewish philosophy.
Maimonides also was an important codifier of Jewish law.
The prospects of medieval Jewish communities often depended upon the disposition of the Christian or Islamic rulers of the areas in which Jews lived.
As is the case for several other important medieval Jewish philosophers, the larger intellectual culture in which Maimonides lived and worked was Islamic rather than Christian.
Maimonides was influenced by Aristotelian and Neoplatonic thought, and both of them have a significant presence, modified by his own original contributions.
After the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 C.