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Ibn Bishr

( Jewish astrologer)

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Biography Ibn Bishr
(Abu `Uthman ibn Sahl ibn Bishr ibn Habib Hani al-Isra [or al-Yahudi]; romanized. Zahel Benbriz, Zehel)
(? - OK. 850)
He worked at the court of the governor of Khorasan Tahir al-Husayn al-A'vara (mind. 822), and then - from al-Hasan ibn Sahl (mind. 850), vizier of the Caliph al-Ma'muna. IB. written numerous papers on various astrological matters. 16 of his works were translated into Latin and circulated widely in late medieval Europe. Among these works: 1) a treatise on sentencing stars (Phi-l-Ahkam), translated into lat.yaz. Hermann of Dalmatia ( "Introductorium ad astrologiam seu de iudiciis [de principiis iudiciorum] seu de interrogationibus") and published as an annex to the publication Tetrabiblosa "Ptolemy, he tells us about the impact of signs of the zodiac and contains quotes from Hermes Trismegistus, . Theophilus of Edessa, . "Tetrabiblosa", . Dorothea Sidonski Mashallaha and 2) the astrological treatise "On the judgments (on issues)" - "De iudiciis (De interrogationibus )..."; 3) a book in 43 chapters" De electionibus ", . containing the rules of elective astrology and their applications (eg, . in medicine); known mass of publications and manuscripts of the book, 4) a book on similar themes "Liber temporum" (how to choose the time to travel, . for writing letters, etc.) 5) "Faticida" ( "Prognostica de reuolutionibus") - a treatise on astrology Mundane, . discussing the value of homes, . winds, . effects of planetary qualities and character, . etc., he was on perveden lat.yaz,
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Literature:
1. Carmody FJ. Arabic Astronomical and Astrological Sciences in Latin Translations.
2. Matvievskaya G., Rosenfeld B. Mathematicians and astronomers of the Muslim Middle Ages and their works (VIII-XVII centuries)..
3. Sphujidhvaja. The Yavanajataka. / Ed., Transl. and commented by D. Pingree.
4. Saplin A. Astrological Encyclopedic Dictionary.

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