Abraham Ibn Ezra Book of the World by Sela, Shlomo Sela

By Sela, Shlomo Sela

This quantity deals the 1st severe variation, translated and annotated, of the 2 types of Abrahan Ibn Ezra's booklet of the realm, the 1st Hebrew paintings, specific in medieval Jewish technology, to debate the theories and strategies of historic and meteorological astrology.

Preface; Abbreviations; advent; Early-Jewish international Astrology; major resources, Theories and Doctrines in 'Olam I and 'Olam II; global Astrology in different components of Abraham Ibn Ezra's Oeuvre; position and Date of Composition; The severe variation of the Hebrew textual content; half One: First model of the booklet of the area through Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation; half : Notes to the 1st model of the ebook of the realm; half 3: moment model of the ebook of the realm via Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation. half 4: Notes to the second one model of the booklet of the WorldPart 5: similar Texts; The booklet of Masha'allah on Eclipses; The 10th bankruptcy of Reshit Hokhmah; a fraction of the lengthy remark on Ex. 33:21; The creation to Sefer ha-Moladot; half Six: Appendixes; A. Manuscripts; B. References to Sefer ha-'Olam; C. Contents of 'Olam I and Concordance to 'Olam II; D. Contents of 'Olam II and Concordance to 'Olam I; E. Liber Primus de Gentibus and Concordance to 'Olam I and 'Olam II; F. Zodiacal indicators of towns; G. Zodiacal symptoms and Planets Assigned to Lands and Kingdoms. H. gurus and SourcesBibliography; word list of Technical phrases; Index.

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As for his astrological work, in addition to relevant passages in #Olam I and #Olam II,134 in the sixth “place” of the recently discovered Sefer ha-Mivharim III Ibn Ezra pro. 135 Arabic Contributions As a rule, Ibn Ezra speaks in highly favorably terms about the contributions of Arab astronomers. ”136 He also refers approvingly to the astronomical tables compiled by Arab astronomers—referring to them collectively as “scientists who 132 Nehoshet I, BNF , ff. b–a. Nehoshet II, Mant. , ff.

157 Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X, § :. In other words, the procedure of “direction” entails . establishing an arc of the zodiac between two zodiacal places and then converting this arc into a period of time by means of an imaginary clock hand or pointer that travels at a certain speed from the initial point until it reaches the final zodiacal place. :, pp. – (= Second version of Sefer ha-Te#amim, ed. Sela, . :, on pp. –) and note on pp. –. 168 Commenting in Te#amim . of Reshit Hokhmah, Ibn Ezra refers neither to Ab¯ u Ma#shar nor to Al.

Ex. :, § :. 186 Long comm. Ex. :, § :–. 187 Long comm. Ex. :, § :–. 191 . The Introduction to Sefer ha-Moladot Why should the introduction of a treatise on individual astrology, such as Sefer ha-Moladot, be relevant for learning about Ibn Ezra’s view of world astrology, which is concerned with broad classes of people as well as their history, fate, and natural environment? 193 The second reason is that this introduction consists of eight remarkable ways by which Ibn Ezra demonstrates the correctness of the foregoing statement.

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