By Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Sela

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This quantity deals the 1st serious variation of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and remark, of 7 astrological treatises through Abraham Ibn Ezra:
the booklet of Elections (3 types)
the ebook of Interrogations (3 versions)
the publication of the Luminaries
This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that is fascinated by discovering the simplest time to start a selected task; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to answer questions regarding way of life; and the astrological idea in the back of the doctrine of the serious days, while marked alterations ensue within the indicators of a sickness. 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 throughout the 12 century, and was/is a popular commentator and writer inside Kabbalistic reviews.

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A–a. . Used for the critical editions of Mivharim I and She"elot II. ç Jerusalem, Rabbi Yosef Q¯afah.  (IMHM: F ). Dated : Reshit Hokhmah I, ff. b–b; Mishpet. ei ha-Mazzalot, ff. b–b (in . facing columns with Reshit Hokhmah I); #Olam II, ff. a–b; #Olam . I, ff. a–b; Sefer ha-Me"orot, ff. a–b; Mivharim II, ff. b– . a; Mivharim I, ff. a–a; She"elot II, ff. a–a. Used for the . critical editions of Mivharim II and She"elot II. 199 I am grateful to Mauro Perani, the current director of the Italian Geniza project, for providing bibliographical information and pictures of the bifolium, which were crucial for the completion of the research.

B; Reshit Hokhmah, , X, lxxvi: . –. 104 This work was called Kit¯ ab al-Tamara in the Arabic world. In the tenth century, Ahmad Ibn Y¯usuf, a mathematician in Egypt, wrote a commentary on the Centiloquium; . it has been plausibly argued that he was, in fact, also the author of the Centiloquium itself (Lemay, , pp. –, n. , pp. –). At the beginning of the thirteenth century, Qalonymos ben Qalonymos translated both the original work, which he called Sefer haPeri, and Ahmad Ibn Y¯usuf ’s commentary into Hebrew.

Overlap. , the second chapter, which corresponds to the second horoscopic place), Mivharim I and Mivharim II, on . 151 But when it comes to topics that are relevant to elections but not to interrogations, notably the time for beginning some undertaking (and 149 She"elot I, §:. Similar statements are made in She"elot II, §: and Mivharim . I, §:. Ibn Ezra defines the indications of the horoscopic places in his introductions to astrology, like in Mishpet. ei ha-Mazzalot, where we read that the seventh place is “the place of women and partners, the place of his [the native’s] enemies who fight against him” (Mishpet.

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