Article ID: CBB305081852

Some Late Medieval Tables in Hebrew for Planetary Equations (2020)

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In this paper the focus is on tables for planetary equations in three sets of astronomical tables in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic (Arabic written in Hebrew characters) that depart from the standard tradition represented by the zij of al-Battānī (d. 929). The Persian Tables in Hebrew by Solomon ben Elijah of Thessalonika (late fourteenth century) is an adaptation of the Īlkhānī zij by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (d. 1274) with a Byzantine Greek intermediary. An anonymous set of tables in Hebrew is an adaptation of the Šāmil zij the author of which is generally assumed to be Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī (fl. 1240). And Joseph b. Isaac Ibn Waqār (fourteenth century) composed a set of astronomical tables in Judeo- Arabic in which he referred to Ibn al-Kammād (fl. 1116). These tables illustrate the ingenuity of medieval astronomers in offering new presentations of tables, without changing the models or the underlying parameters. They also reveal the ongoing interest by members of the Jewish community in developments in Islamic astronomy.

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Authors & Contributors
Inglis, John R.
Garcia Ballester, Lluís
Marmura, Michael E.
Griffel, Frank
Kogan, Barry S.
Adamson, Peter
Journals
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Publishers
Brill
Cambridge University Press
Ashgate, Variorum
Curzon
Pennsylvania State University Press
Edwin Mellen Press
Concepts
Islam
Judaism
Science and religion
Christianity
Astronomy
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
People
Gans, David
Steinschneider, Moritz
Ibn al-Haytham, Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan
ibn Rahiq
Clement of Alexandria
Origen
Time Periods
Medieval
Early modern
Ancient
Modern
Renaissance
17th century
Places
Spain
Middle and Near East
Mediterranean region
Italy
China
Greece
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