Shlomo Sela

Shlomo Sela

dates de séjour

15/02/2015 - 15/07/2015
15/02/2016 - 15/07/2016






Université Bar-Ilan, Israël

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

A Critical Edition of Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, based on a Scrutiny of Hebrew, Latin and Arabic Manuscripts

My main objective is to produce critical editions, accompanied with translation and commentary, of Abraham Ibn Ezra’s astrological writings, based on a scrutiny of Hebrew, Latin and Arabic manuscripts conserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and other libraries in Paris, related to the following topics: (1) Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Hebrew introductions to astrology: Reshit Hokhmah (Beginning of Wisdom), the most voluminous and most famous component of Ibn Ezra’s astrological corpus (8 manuscripts in BNF); Sefer MishpeÔei ha-Mazzalot (Book of the Judgments of the Zodiacal Signs), an introduction to astrology which is significantly different from Reshit Hokhmah (2 manuscripts in BNF); The recently discovered second version of Reshit Hokhmah. (2) Abraham Ibn Ezra’s astrological works which did not survive in Hebrew but are extant today in Latin translation, or were directly composed in Latin with Abraham Ibn Ezra’s collaboration: Liber de Nativitatibus (at least 2 manuscripts in libraries in Paris); Liber Nativitatum; Liber Eleccionum and Liber Interrogacionum. (3) Latin Astrological works which are considered to fall within the sphere of Abraham Ibn Ezra’s astrological work: Epitome totius astrologiae, a popular Latin astrological work, dated at least in part to 1142.


Name: Shlomo Sela (Saldinger), Prof. (Researcher)
Units: Postharvest and Food SciencesFood Quality and Safety
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  03-9683750 03-9683713
Cell: 050-6220750
Office location: Department of Food Quality and Safety, Karka veMayim Building, R108
Address: Microbial Food-Safety Research Unit
Department of Food Quality & safety
Institute for Potharvest and Food Sciences
The Volcani Center, ARO
POB 6, Bet Dagan
ISRAEL 50250

Head, Department of Food Quality & Safety

Microbial food-safety

Other specialities: microbial biofilms and genetics