By Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Sela
This quantity deals the 1st severe variation of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and observation, of 7 astrological treatises via Abraham Ibn Ezra:
the publication of Elections (3 models)
the booklet of Interrogations (3 versions)
the ebook of the Luminaries
This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that's all in favour of discovering the simplest time to start a selected task; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to respond to questions concerning everyday life; and the astrological idea at the back of the doctrine of the severe days, while marked adjustments happen within the indicators 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 was once alive in the course of the 12 century, and was/is a popular commentator and writer inside Kabbalistic reports.
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And note. v. “Ptolemy” (p. ). v. ” 177 introduction Sefer ha-Mivharim II . It is difficult to date Mivharim II, because it contains no cross-references . to other works by Ibn Ezra. 188 Sefer ha-Mivharim III . This short Hebrew fragment includes two references in the past tense. (a) The first is to Sefer Reshit Hokhmah, on determining whether a . planet is “victorious” over another. Because there is no explicit discussion of this topic in Reshit Hokhmah I, the reference is probably to Reshit .
IMHM: F ). Vellum, ×mm stained and creased, Byzantine hand, fifteenth century: Reshit Hokhmah I, ff. b–a; Sefer ha-Moladot, ff. a–a; Mivha. rim II, ff. a–b; She"elot II, ff. b–b; Te#amim II, ff. a–b; . #Olam II, ff. a–a. Used for the critical editions of Mivharim II and . She"elot II. ì Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, héb. (IMHM: F ). Paper, Byzantine hand, fourteenth/fifteenth century: Te#amim I, ff. b– . introduction b; Sefer ha-Moladot, ff.
On the one hand, and the Liber Quartus de Electionibus, the fourth component of the Liber quadripartitus, on the other, and on the links between She"elot I and She"elot II, on the one hand, and the Liber Tertius de Interrogationibus, the third component of the Liber quadripartitus, on the other, fully corroborates these findings. These connections will be treated separately and in detail in the notes to the English translation of the various versions of Sefer ha-Mivharim and Sefer ha-She"elot.