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By Sela, Shlomo Sela

This quantity bargains the 1st severe variation, translated and annotated, of the 2 models of Abrahan Ibn Ezra's publication of the area, the 1st Hebrew paintings, specific in medieval Jewish technology, to debate the theories and methods of ancient and meteorological astrology.

Preface; Abbreviations; creation; Early-Jewish international Astrology; major resources, Theories and Doctrines in 'Olam I and 'Olam II; international Astrology in different elements of Abraham Ibn Ezra's Oeuvre; position and Date of Composition; The serious version of the Hebrew textual content; half One: First model of the booklet of the area by means of Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation; half : Notes to the 1st model of the publication of the area; half 3: moment model of the booklet of the realm via Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation. half 4: Notes to the second one model of the publication of the WorldPart 5: similar Texts; The ebook of Masha'allah on Eclipses; The 10th bankruptcy of Reshit Hokhmah; a fraction of the lengthy remark on Ex. 33:21; The advent 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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In his Book of Religions and Dynasties as preserved in the Kit¯ab al-Mughn¯ı of Ibn Hibint¯a (composed after ), #Umar b. al-Farrukh¯an al-Tabar¯ ı (fl. ca. ) in his Kit¯ab al-Qir¯anat wa. tahw¯ ı l as-sin¯ ı n, Kanakah al-Hind¯ ı (early Abbasid period) in his large . 102 101 Pingree, , pp. –; On Great Conjunctions, , I, “Sources and Doctrines,” pp. –; Pingree, , pp. –. 102 For the role of Saadia Gaon, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Abraham Bar Hiyya and Mai. monides, see above, pp.

X, § :–. 163 Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X, § :–. 164 Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X, § :–. 165 Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X, § :–. This is the only component that is mentioned in . #Olam I, § :–; § :– and #Olam II, § :–; § :–. 166 Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X, § :. For the fard¯ ar, see above, pp. –. 167 These cycles are: (i) the mighty intih¯ a", which moves one zodiacal sign every  solar years (corresponds to the “thousands”); (ii) the big intih¯a", which moves one sign every  years (corresponds to the “hundreds”); (iii) the middle intih¯a", which moves one sign every  years (corresponds to the “tens”), (iv) the small fard¯ar (corresponds to the fard¯ar); and (v) the small intih¯a", which moves one sign every year (corresponds to the “units”).

210 Here Ibn Ezra follows in the footsteps of Claudius Ptolemy. See Tetrabiblos, , I:, pp. –. 211 Moladot, Introduction, § :–. The same point, although producing an opposite result, is driven home in the commentary on Ecclesiastes :: øåáòá—íìùåøéá ºøîà姧 ìá÷ì áì éøùé úåéä ïëúé àìå ¬íé÷ìç äòáùì ÷ìçð áåùééäù òåãé éë ®äîëçä ìá÷ì ïåëð äîå÷î úåéä øå÷ä åà íåçä áåø òðîé íéðåøçàäå íéðåùàøä íé÷ìçä éë »íééòöîàä íé÷ìç äùìùá íà éë äîëçä §§áåùééä éöç àåäå ¬úåìòî ùìùå íéùìù íìùåøé áçåø éë òåãéå ®äøùé íãà úãìåú úåéäì (“He said ‘in Jerusalem,’ because it is located in a place specially apt to receive wisdom.

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