By Sela, Shlomo Sela

This quantity bargains the 1st severe version, translated and annotated, of the 2 models of Abrahan Ibn Ezra's e-book of the realm, the 1st Hebrew paintings, designated in medieval Jewish technological know-how, to debate the theories and strategies of historic and meteorological astrology.

Preface; Abbreviations; advent; Early-Jewish global Astrology; major assets, Theories and Doctrines in 'Olam I and 'Olam II; international Astrology in different components of Abraham Ibn Ezra's Oeuvre; position and Date of Composition; The serious version of the Hebrew textual content; half One: First model of the publication of the realm by way of Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation; half : Notes to the 1st model of the publication of the area; half 3: moment model of the booklet of the realm through Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew textual content and English Translation. half 4: Notes to the second one model of the booklet of the WorldPart 5: similar Texts; The booklet of Masha'allah on Eclipses; The 10th bankruptcy of Reshit Hokhmah; a fraction of the lengthy statement 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; word list of Technical phrases; Index.

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146 #Olam I, § :. #Olam I, § :; § :. 139 #Olam I, § :–. 140 #Olam I, § :–; § :–. 141 See note on #Olam I, § :. 142 For instance, Ibn Ezra’s harsh attack on the Geonim, in general, and on Saadia Gaon, in particular, for employing secular sciences in their biblical commentaries in an irrelevant manner and without being sufficiently knowledgeable about the sciences. See Sela, , pp. –. 143 #Olam I, § :; § :; § :; § :. 144 #Olam I, § : and note. 145 #Olam I, § :.

Nor collocations thereof in the two versions of Sefer ha-#Olam. The procedure of direction is often used in nativities,158 but in our text it is applied in world astrology, as explained by Ibn Ezra, to “know all good and evil that befalls kings, and the transfer of the conduct of the realm from one nation to another, and the alterations that occur in the world affecting general and private 153 On Great Conjunctions, . Kit¯ab al-Ul¯uf, . 155 See below, Reshit Hokhmah, ch. X (pp.

VII:, v, pp. –; Kit¯ab al-Tafh¯ . ım, , § , p. ; Abbreviation, , V:–, pp. –. 203 See Memorias de #Abd Allah, , p. : “¿No dicen los judíos que son ‘saturnianos’? ” The link between Saturn and the Jews was a welcome addition to the arsenal of antisemitism and was used in iconographic sources from the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Era to identify the Jew, after the model of Cronus, with Saturn and depict him swallowing his own children.

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