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Abraham Ibn Ezra on nativities and continuous horoscopy; a parallel Hebrew-English critical edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution.

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Abraham Ibn Ezra on nativities and continuous horoscopy; a parallel Hebrew-English critical edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revolution.

Ed. and trans. by Shlomo Sela.

BRILL

2013

588 pages

$240.00

Hardcover

Etudes sur le Judaisme medieval; tome 59) (Abraham Ibn Ezra's astrological witings; v.4

QB26

Abraham Ibn Ezra (c. 1089-1161) expounds on nativities and continuous horoscopy in a parallel, Hebrew-English critical edition of the Book of Nativities and the Book of Revelation. He begins his treatment of astrology and nativities with an introduction to sefer ha-mohadot, a rectification of the nativity, then moves to a prediction of the length of life, and a continuous horoscopy of nativities, necessary to keeping the system working. In Part Two we find his notes to the Book of Nativities, and in Part Three is his response to the Book of Revelation in Hebrew and English. Sela (Jewish thought, Bar-Han U., Israel) has provided explanatory appendices and very interesting notes about Jewish attitudes toward the sciences and astrology in the middle ages.

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