By Shlomo Sela
The current quantity bargains a severe Hebrew textual content of the 2 types of Ibn Ezras Sefer ha-Te'amim, the booklet of purposes, followed by way of an annotated translation and statement. the 2 treatises provided right here have been designed through Ibn Ezra to supply purposes, motives, or meanings of the uncooked astrological ideas formulated within the advent to astrology that Ibn Ezra entitled Reshit Hokhmah (Beginning of Wisdom).
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202 (IMHM: F 01649), ﬀ. 52b–67b. L. Fleischer for his edition of Te . #amim I. introduction 23 It contains the following astrological works by Ibn Ezra: Reshit Hokh. mah I, ﬀ. 1b–37b; Te#amim II, ﬀ. 37b–52b; Te #amim I, ﬀ. 52b–67b; Sefer . ha-Moladot, ﬀ. 70a–91a; ﬁrst version of Sefer ha-She"elot, ﬀ. 91b–101b; Sefer ha-Me"orot, ﬀ. 101b–108a; ﬁrst version of Sefer ha-Mivh. arim, ﬀ. 108b–116a; ﬁrst version of Sefer ha- #Olam, ﬀ. 116a–124b; second version of Sefer ha#Olam, ﬀ. 138a–143b; second version of Sefer ha-Mivh.
22a–30b; ﬁrst version of Sefer ha-She"elot, ﬀ. tei haMazzalot, ﬀ. 39b–44b; Sefer ha-Me"orot, ﬀ. 45a–47a; ﬁrst version of Sefer ha- #Olam, ﬀ. 50a–53a. 67 Vajda, 1960, p. 161. 22 introduction ø Oxford, Bodleian Library, Add. Qu. 160 [Neubauer 2518] (IMHM: F 22230), ﬀ. 65b–87b. This is an octavo paper manuscript of 179 folios written in a Greek rabbinical script in Thebes in 1367. It contains the following astrological works by Ibn Ezra: Reshit Hokhmah I, ﬀ. 13a–65b; . Te #amim I, ﬀ. 65b–87b; Sefer ha-Moladot, ﬀ.
Eight chapters of Te . #amim II merely represent thematic divisions that are unwarranted by any formal feature of the text. The translation is meant to help readers understand the two Hebrew texts with as much ﬁdelity as possible. As already mentioned, in the ﬁnal analysis these translations represent a commentary on the Hebrew text. The English is divided into the same chapters, sections, and passages as the Hebrew. The bracketed numbers in the English translation refer to the notes that follow the texts.