Astrologumena Judaica 978-3-16-148911-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Jewish Studies

Reimund Leicht

Astrologumena Judaica

Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der astrologischen Literatur der Juden

[Astrologumena Judaica. Studies on the History of Jewish Astrological Literature.]

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Reimund Leicht gives an introduction to central aspects of the history of Hebrew astrological literature in antiquity and the Middle Ages. He provides a comprehensive description of the rich astrological literary tradition of Judaism, which had previously only been available mainly in handwritten manuscripts.
In these five studies, Reimund Leicht gives an introduction to central aspects of the history of Hebrew astrological literature in antiquity and the Middle Ages. He also provides the most comprehensive description which has been given up to now of the rich astrological literary tradition of Judaism, which had previously only been available mainly in handwritten manuscripts. He reconstructs the beginnings of Jewish astrological literature during Hellenism and presents a corpus of astrological texts in Hebrew and Aramaic which were previously completely unknown. The author studies the way this astrological legacy endured and developed in medieval Judaism in Europe and in the Orient and looks into the origins of the Jewish astro-magic of the Sefer Raziel. In conclusion, he discusses the Hebrew astromagical translation literature.
Authors/Editors

Reimund Leicht is a Senior Lecturer in the Department for Jewish Thought and in the Program for the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift — 62 (2008), S. 248–249 (P.W. van der Horst)
In: Aries — 9 (2009), S. 117–119 (Kocku von Stuckrad)
In: Journal for the Study of the NT — 30.5 (2008), S. 104–105 (Simon Gathercole)
In: Revue des Etudes Juives — 167 (2008), S. 601–604 (Gad Freudenthal)
In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung — 106 (2011), S. 280–281 (Timotheus Arndt)
In: Judaica — 65 (2009), S. 266–267 (Andreas Lehnardt)