By Sela, Shlomo Sela
This quantity deals the 1st serious variation, translated and annotated, of the 2 models of Abrahan Ibn Ezra's publication of the realm, the 1st Hebrew paintings, detailed in medieval Jewish technological know-how, to debate the theories and strategies of ancient 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 realm via Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation; half : Notes to the 1st model of the booklet of the realm; half 3: moment model of the booklet 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 e-book of the WorldPart 5: comparable Texts; The publication 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 symptoms of towns; G. Zodiacal symptoms and Planets Assigned to Lands and Kingdoms. H. specialists and SourcesBibliography; thesaurus of Technical phrases; Index.
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Gr; Tractatus pluviarum, – (ed. Burnett, p. ). 152 #Olam B, § :–, § :–, § :–, § :– and notes, cf. Epitome, , Lib. I, cap. ii, sig. Fr– Fr. introduction Ibn Ezra juxtaposes world astrology and the doctrine of nativities and presents a series of original ideas about world astrology. . The Tenth Chapter of Reshit Hokhmah . 154 As it happens, Ibn Ezra followed Ab¯u Ma#shar’s lead: conjunctional astrology is discussed mainly in the two versions of Sefer ha-#Olam, while cyclical world astrology is dealt with almost exclusively in the tenth chapter of Reshit Hokhmah, an introduction to astrology that is considered to be .
102 For the role of Saadia Gaon, Solomon Ibn Gabirol, Abraham Bar Hiyya and Mai. monides, see above, pp. –. introduction The closest Ibn Ezra comes to mentioning the Persian provenance of this theory is in Te#amim I, where he speaks of a series of cycles, . ”103 In #Olam I Ibn Ezra repeatedly refers to M¯ash¯a"all¯ah104 and once to Al-Andruzagar,105 two figures whom the Arabs associated with Persian astrology, as his explicit sources for predictions in which the Saturn-Jupiter conjunction are involved.
199 See Moladot, Introduction, § :. 200 Although this is not a novel idea,201 Ibn Ezra is the first Jewish thinker to be concerned with the astrological elements of the problematic association between Saturn and the Jews. 203 Ibn Ezra did not try to blur the uneasy connection between Saturn and the Jews or cover up the extremely unfavorable attributes of that planet. 205 200 For the link between Saturn and the Jews, see Sela, , pp. –; Zafran, , pp. –. The topic of the governance of religions and nations by specific planets is touched on in #Olam I, § :–, where the Sun is said to be in charge of the Christians and Venus of the Muslims; but in this passage Ibn Ezra is silent about Saturn’s role vis-à-vis the Jews.
Abraham Ibn Ezra Book of the World by Sela, Shlomo Sela