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

By Shlomo Sela

The current quantity bargains a serious Hebrew textual content of the 2 types of Ibn Ezras Sefer ha-Te'amim, the e-book of purposes, observed by way of an annotated translation and remark. the 2 treatises offered the following have been designed via Ibn Ezra to provide purposes, reasons, or meanings of the uncooked astrological recommendations formulated within the creation to astrology that Ibn Ezra entitled Reshit Hokhmah (Beginning of Wisdom).

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Tei ha-Mazzalot, ff. 150a–163b. The Manuscripts of Te#amim II . ì Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Héb. 1058 (IMHM: F 22230), ff. 98a–123a. This is part of chapter 35 of the astrologicalastronomical anthology included in the second part of this manuscript. The manuscript is described above, under the manuscripts of Te#amim . I. ô Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Héb. 1058 (IMHM: F 22230), ff. 26b–39a. This is a paper and vellum manuscript written in the fourteenth century in a Sephardi script.

62 This cross-reference from Te . #amim I to Te#amim . which is almost certainly the work of a scribe in the first decades after the completion of Te#amim I and Te . #amim II, appears in all the available manuscripts, a fact that must drastically lower any expectations that an exhaustive study of the manuscripts might enable scholars to determine with precision the original Hebrew texts of Te II as . #amim I and Te#amim . written by the author. The Hebrew texts of Te#amim I and Te#amim II were published in .

Amim II ff. 121b–140a. ð New York, Jewish Theological Seminary, Mic 2626 (IMHM: F 28879), ff. 143b–159b. Written in Sephardi script in the fifteenth century, this manuscript contains the following: Reshit Hokhmah I, ff. 33a–75b; Mishpe. tei ha-Mazzalot, ff. 75b–91a; Sefer ha-Moladot, ff. 91b–116b; second version of Sefer ha- #Olam, ff. 126b–133b; Sefer ha-Me"orot, ff. 134a–140a; Te . #amim II, ff. 143b–159b. é Jerusalem, Jewish National and University Library, 4° 43, ff. 96b–102b. This manuscript, written in a cursive Eastern script in 1782, was used by Naphtali Ben Menachem for his edition of Te .

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