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Planets, Potions and Parchments. Scientifica Hebraica from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Eighteenth Century

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Author

B. Barry Levy.

Imprint

Montreal, Canada, 1990. 140 pp., illustrations: 16 col., 93 b&w, 28 × 21.5 cm. English.

ISBN

0773507914

Location

David M. Stewart Museum (8 May–9 September 1990)

Description

The Jewish contribution to the history of science, with individual sections dedicated to: astronomy, mathematics and geometry, general science, medicine, science and religious ritual (including circumcision), and geography and cartography. Foreword by Irwin Litvack. Preface by Mrs. David M. Stewart. Introductory essay “Of Whirlwinds and Crucibles” (B. Barry Levy). Full descriptive entries. 169 items.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSMEDICINEPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

AstrolabesAstronomy/AstrologyCairo GenizahCalendarsCircumcisionDead Sea ScrollsEvronotHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CIncantation bowlsZodiac signs

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