By Sela, Shlomo Sela
This quantity bargains the 1st serious variation, translated and annotated, of the 2 types of Abrahan Ibn Ezra's ebook of the area, the 1st Hebrew paintings, detailed in medieval Jewish technological know-how, to debate the theories and strategies of old and meteorological astrology.
Preface; Abbreviations; advent; 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 ebook 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 publication of the area by means of Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation. half 4: Notes to the second one model of the publication of the WorldPart 5: comparable Texts; The booklet of Masha'allah on Eclipses; The 10th bankruptcy of Reshit Hokhmah; a fraction of the lengthy observation 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 indicators and Planets Assigned to Lands and Kingdoms. H. professionals and SourcesBibliography; thesaurus of Technical phrases; Index.
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See the cross-references to this excursus in the long commentary on Exodus: :, :; :, :, :; :, :, :; :. 174 Long comm. Ex. :, § : (below, pp. –). 178 The core of these secrets is Deuteronomy :, which, in Ibn Ezra’s interpretation, indicates that “it is known by experience that each and every nation has a specific planet and zodiacal sign, and so too each and every city. God has granted Israel a most-favored status, in that He determines their future, and not a star.
The first layer begins with the fixed stars, which are divided into the classical constellations of Ptolemy and held to be responsible for the fixity of the species,174 the 170 Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X, § :–. Kit¯ab al-Tafh¯ım, , § , p. ” 172 Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X, § :. 173 This exegetical excursus has a grammatical, a mathematical, and an astrological section. Ibn Ezra addressed it to the initiated and learned and considered it to be a cardinal component of his exegetical work. See the cross-references to this excursus in the long commentary on Exodus: :, :; :, :, :; :, :, :; :.
107 After this parallel presentation, the treatment of the conjunctions is scattered throughout the two texts in passages where other astrological agents are dealt with as well. 108 But in #Olam I (§ :) we read that the great conjunction “signifies that a prophet will come to found a nation”; and in a remarkable passage of #Olam II Ibn Ezra provides a succinct but comprehensive picture of how the conjunctions of Saturn and Jupiter brought about the emergence of the three monotheistic religions.