By Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Sela
This quantity deals the 1st severe version of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and observation, of 7 astrological treatises via Abraham Ibn Ezra:
the booklet of Elections (3 types)
the e-book of Interrogations (3 versions)
the booklet of the Luminaries
This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that is keen on discovering the easiest time to start a selected task; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to answer questions relating to everyday life; and the astrological concept in the back of the doctrine of the severe days, while marked alterations occur within the indicators of a affliction. 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 Kabbalistic reviews.
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113 See She"elot I, §:– and note. See also note on She"elot II, §:. Moritz Steinschneider, in a brief note, was the first to tentatively attribute to Ibn Ezra the Hebrew translations of M¯ash¯a"all¯ah’s Book of Interrogations and Book on Eclipses, on the grounds that the translations can be found together with Ibn Ezra’s other astrological works (Steinschneider, , p. ; Steinschneider, , –, §). I intend to produce soon a critical edition, accompanied by an English translation and a commentary, of the Hebrew translation of M¯ash¯a"all¯ah’s Book of Interrogations.
V. v. “Ab¯ u Ma#shar,” and corresponding loci and notes. 120 See note on She"elot I, §:. 112 introduction and Mivharim II or in She"elot I and She"elot II, but he is referred to . 121 In all likelihood, Ibn Ezra . depended on Sahl Ibn Bishr al-Yah¯ud¯ı, among others, for the aforementioned methods of elections expounded in the introductions to Mivharim . 122 However, #Al¯ı ibn ab¯ı-l-Rij¯al (lived until at least the . late s) incorporated excerpts from Sahl’s work into his famous Kit¯ab al-B¯ari, so Ibn Ezra could have made use of the latter treatise as well.
A–b. Used for the critical edition of Sefer ha-Me"orot. Editorial and Translation Principles Mivharim I, seven MSS: ùòîìéèã. A scrutiny of the variae lectiones . revealed strong affinities among MSS ãî,200 on the one hand, and among MSS ìè,201 on the other, in contrast to MSS ùòé. MS ò (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Add. Qu. ), the oldest of the twenty manuscripts used in this volume, served as the copy text for Mivharim I. Mivharim II, seven MSS: ø÷ôîëçæ . Two families of manuscripts were .
Abraham Ibn Ezra on Elections, Interrogations, and Medical Astrology by Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Sela