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This quantity bargains the 1st severe variation of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and remark, of 7 astrological treatises by means of Abraham Ibn Ezra:
the e-book of Elections (3 models)
the publication of Interrogations (3 versions)
the publication of the Luminaries
This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that is thinking about discovering the simplest time to start a specific task; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to answer questions on the topic of everyday life; and the astrological thought in the back of the doctrine of the severe days, whilst marked adjustments occur within the signs of a disorder. those 3 structures of astrology have been mixed in one quantity simply because Ibn Ezra considers them to be heavily interrelated.

R. Abraham ibn Ezra used to be alive through the 12 century, and was/is a well known commentator and writer inside of Kabbalistic reports.

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B–a; Mivharim I, ff. a– . b; #Olam I, ff. b–b; #Olam II, ff. b–b. Used for the critical editions of She"elot I and Sefer ha-Me"orot. 195 196 197 198 See Appendix B, examples , , and , respectively (pp. –). v. ” See Me"orot §: and note. See #Olam,  (“Introduction”), p. . introduction  á Cambridge, University Library, Add.  (IMHM: F ). Paper, ×mm, Sephardi hand, fifteenth/sixteenth century: Reshit Hokh. mah I, ff. a–b; Te#amim I, ff. a–b (in facing columns with Reshit .

A; She"elot II, ff. a–b. Used for the critical edition of She"elot II. ÷ Cambridge, University Library, Add.  (IMHM: F ). Paper, ×mm, stained, worm-eaten, torn at the edges, Sephardi hand, fourteenth/fifteenth century; copyist named as Qalonymos ben Qalonymos; idiosyncratic features, such as the scribe’s inclination to skip, abbreviate, and paraphrase, or to use consistent alternative terminology, such as çøé instead of äðáì for the Moon: Reshit Hokhmah I, ff. a–a; . Mivharim II, ff.

107 Ibn Ezra is also in the habit of referring to these Arabophone astrologers by means of collective labels such as the “scientists of Persia” and “Indian scientists,”108 reflecting the fact that these nations had exerted a considerable influence on the early stages of the cultural development of the Arabic world. 110 103 In the various versions of Sefer ha-Mivharim and Sefer ha-She"elot I have found . references to aphorisms , , , , , and  of Sefer ha-Peri. For Ibn Ezra’s explicit references to Sefer ha-Peri, see Moladot, BNF , f.

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