By Shlomo Sela
The current quantity bargains a serious Hebrew textual content of the 2 models of Ibn Ezras Sefer ha-Te'amim, the publication of purposes, observed through an annotated translation and observation. the 2 treatises awarded the following have been designed via Ibn Ezra to provide purposes, factors, or meanings of the uncooked astrological techniques formulated within the advent to astrology that Ibn Ezra entitled Reshit Hokhmah (Beginning of Wisdom).
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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 .
65 An exception to this rule is MS é (Jerusalem, Jewish National and University 20 introduction The fourteen manuscripts used for the critical edition of Te . #amim I and Te#amim II are as follows. The Manuscripts of Te#amim I . ì Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Héb. 1058 (IMHM: F 22230), ﬀ. 98a–123a. This paper and vellum manuscript, written in the fourteenth century in a Sephardi script, is divided into two distinct parts. The ﬁrst contains a typical collection of Ibn Ezra’s astrological works, which will be described later.
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 . #amim II. Editorial and Translation Principles Even after careful scrutiny it proved impossible to construct a stemma of the manuscripts used for this critical edition, although certain aﬃnities were detected: for Te#amim I, between MSS î÷ô, on the one hand, . and èàøì, on the other; for Te . #amim II, between MSS àîì, on the one hand, and éðèô, on the other.