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This quantity deals the 1st severe version of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and statement, of 7 astrological treatises via Abraham Ibn Ezra:
the publication of Elections (3 types)
the publication of Interrogations (3 versions)
the e-book of the Luminaries
This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that's focused on discovering the simplest time to start a selected task; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to respond to questions relating to everyday life; and the astrological idea in the back of the doctrine of the severe days, whilst marked adjustments happen within the signs of a illness. 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 used to be alive throughout the 12 century, and was/is a well known commentator and writer inside of Kabbalistic stories.

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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.

A–a. Used for the critical editions of Mivharim I, She"elot . I, and Sefer ha-Me"orot. ë Cambridge, University Library, Add.  (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.

107 See Appendices D and E and corresponding loci and notes. 108 Ibid. 109 See note on Mivharim I, §:. v. “Andarzagar,” and . corresponding loci notes. : and note. ”111 In Mivharim I, he refers explicitly to M¯ash¯a"all¯ah’s Book of Expe. 113 Ibn Ezra is also indebted to Ya#qub Al-Kind¯ı, who is mentioned in all versions of Sefer ha-Mivharim and Sefer ha-She"elot,114 regarding the use of . 119 Ibn Ezra’s . 120 Another Arabic source is Sahl Ibn Bishr alYah¯ud¯ı (d.  or ), an influential authority (of Jewish origin) on elections and interrogations.

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