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By Sela, Shlomo Sela

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

Preface; Abbreviations; creation; Early-Jewish international Astrology; major assets, Theories and Doctrines in 'Olam I and 'Olam II; global Astrology in different elements 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 e-book of the realm by way of Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation; half : Notes to the 1st model of the booklet of the area; half 3: moment model of the e-book of the realm by means of Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation. half 4: Notes to the second one model of the e-book of the WorldPart 5: comparable Texts; The booklet of Masha'allah on Eclipses; The 10th bankruptcy of Reshit Hokhmah; a fraction of the lengthy statement 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 symptoms of towns; G. Zodiacal symptoms and Planets Assigned to Lands and Kingdoms. H. specialists and SourcesBibliography; word list of Technical phrases; Index.

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Ter he defines the lunar mansions, provides instructions for finding the Moon in the mansions with respect to the place of the Sun at the beginning of the month, and offers a complete catalogue of the  lunar mansions, including their Arabic names, translation into Hebrew, and the number and size of the stars thereof; in Keli ha-Nehoshet II he adds the . graphical representation of each asterism. 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.

96 That Ibn Ezra uses the expression “noble ratio” in the same context where he quotes Ptolemy’s reference to the ratio of one planet to another suggests that this statement depends on the theory, of Pythagorean origin, that each of the seven planets (as well as the fixed stars) have numbers that correspond to the musical tones produced by the rotation of their orbs. Ibn Ezra explicitly ascribes this theory to Ptolemy in both versions of Sefer ha-Te#amim, where he assigns a number to each of the seven plan.

A similar . list, also based on the authority of the scientists of India and on Dorotheus, is in Epitome totius astrologiae. See Epitome, , Lib. IV, cap. xvii, sig. Sr–Tr. 136 #Olam I, § :. 139 By contrast, Ibn Ezra unleashes a harsh attack on Ab¯u Ma#shar, the most prominent astrologer of the Middle Ages. 142 As a rule, however, Ibn Ezra frequently mentions the work of prominent astrologers in the Islamic world, though he does not credit them with specific astrological doctrines or theories, and restricts himself to invoking them as repositories of astrological lore that is usually of pre-Islamic origin.

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