Abraham Ibn Ezra. The Book of Reasons: A Parallel by Shlomo Sela

By Shlomo Sela

The current quantity bargains a severe Hebrew textual content of the 2 types of Ibn Ezras Sefer ha-Te'amim, the ebook of purposes, followed by means of an annotated translation and observation. the 2 treatises provided the following have been designed through Ibn Ezra to supply purposes, motives, or meanings of the uncooked astrological ideas formulated within the advent to astrology that Ibn Ezra entitled Reshit Hokhmah (Beginning of Wisdom).

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The Hebrew apparatus is intended to record, in an abbreviated manner, all the readings in the Hebrew manuscripts consulted that differ from the text printed here. A distinction is made between variants, additions, and lacunae. In addition, to differentiate between a lacuna and an illegible word, I have recorded not only the manuscripts that present a different reading but also those that coincide with the printed text; hence, where the siglum of a manuscript is omitted, it means that the MS in question is illegible at this point.

This problem launches him on a thorough discussion of three central medieval controversies—the beginning and length of the solar year, the motion of the stars of the eighth orb, and the method for demarcating the zodiacal signs—in which he presents the opinions of the Indian scientists, Hipparchus, Ptolemy and his companions, the Arab scholars, and the Ancients. 12:1– 14). The Scientific Edition of the Hebrew Text Manuscripts of Te#amim I and Te . #amim II circulated widely from the second half of the thirteenth century to the nineteenth century.

The Hebrew apparatus is intended to record, in an abbreviated manner, all the readings in the Hebrew manuscripts consulted that differ from the text printed here. A distinction is made between variants, additions, and lacunae. In addition, to differentiate between a lacuna and an illegible word, I have recorded not only the manuscripts that present a different reading but also those that coincide with the printed text; hence, where the siglum of a manuscript is omitted, it means that the MS in question is illegible at this point.

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