By Abraham Ibn Ezra, Shlomo Sela

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This quantity bargains the 1st serious variation of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and remark, of 7 astrological treatises by means of Abraham Ibn Ezra:
the booklet of Elections (3 types)
the e-book of Interrogations (3 versions)
the ebook of the Luminaries
This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that is fascinated with discovering the simplest time to start a selected task; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to answer questions regarding lifestyle; and the astrological concept at the back of the doctrine of the severe days, while marked adjustments occur within the signs 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 was once alive through the 12 century, and was/is a popular commentator and writer inside of Kabbalistic reports.

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And notes. : and note. :. :. :. v. ” 174 See She"elot II, §: and note. 175 For the date and place of composition of Reshit Hokhmah II and Te#amim II, which . comments on Reshit Hokhmah II, see: Te#amim,  (“Introduction”), pp. –; Sela, . . For the date and place of composition of #Olam II, see #Olam,  (“Introduction”), pp. –. 167  introduction Sefer ha-She"elot III This work refers in the past tense to Sefer Reshit Hokhmah (regarding . 177 Given their very general character, however, these two references are not indisputably to the extant versions of Reshit Hokhmah and Sefer ha-Me"orot.

145 Moreover, in both Mivharim I and Mivharim II, after presenting the first . method, Ibn Ezra offers the same illustration of how to avoid placing the ascendant of the electional horoscope in the position of a malefic planet, by taking into account this planet’s “ray” (that is, an interval ahead or behind the planet where its influence is still felt). 146 The second example relates to buried treasure, the most prominent topic treated in Ibn Ezra’s works on interrogations. 147 The third example is the debate between astrologers regarding a problem in military astrology.

According to Matthew, , p. , the latitude of Béziers is ° . : and notes. : and notes. : and notes. : and note. 163 See below, Appendix B, example  (p. ). v. ” 165 As will be shown in due course, this work is not identical with the text of Sefer haMe"orot presented in this volume. introduction  Sefer ha-She"elot II She"elot II contains a past-tense reference to #Olam II,166 and three references to Sefer ha-Moladot regarding topics that may be found in the extant Hebrew version of the latter,167 although the possibility that similar discussions of the same topics were found in the second version of this work cannot be ruled out.

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