Abraham Zacuto was a Sephardi Jewish astronomer, astrologer, mathematician, rabbi and historian who served as Royal Astronomer in the 15th century to King. After the Spanish exile, Zacuto settled at Lisbon, where he was soon appointed court astronomer and historiographer to John II. He retained his office under D. ZACUTO, ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL (–c. ), astronomer and historian. His ancestors were French Jewish exiles who had come to Castile in

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Abraham Zacuto

Hello guest Login Registration. Isaac Aboab and inherited from his ancestors who came to Spain from Provence, France in He had no need to tell the stories, as they were known to his readership.

In modern times, the work was published by Z. He fled first to Tunisand later moved to Jerusalem. The scientists are still divided as to the year when the book was written. While the world was created, according to the Jews, on Oct. From the standpoint of completeness, these treatises are superior to anything written by Zacuto’s predecessors and they laid the foundations for scholarly research by succeeding generations. Abraham Zacuto in Sefer Yohassin [25].

Consequently he relied on the Abfaham in matters of halakhah and history.


It became true, as we know. Samuel Sholem who quoted many old and otherwise lost, books. Even more important, Zacuto founded modern Jewish studies of Talmud as taught today in Jewish theological colleges and universities.

The originality of the research is mainly contained in the first two treatises of his book, which cover the period of the Second Temple, the Mishnah, and the Talmud. He later was for a time teacher of astronomy at the universities of Zaragoza and then Cartagena. In the s, he wrote an impressive book on the solar system and earned renown as an astronomer.

As for titles, we use R. Views Read Edit View history. Abraham Zacuto dealt wbraham with astrology that he trusted and believed in. Little is known of his later years. Columbus assembled the Caciques as the native chiefs were called and threatened them that he will banish the moonlight. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He said he intended to travel to Iborra and demanded to read by stars through which gate he will enter Iborra. Zacuto set out the data in a simple “almanac” format, with the positions of a planet easily interpolated between entries, making it quite easy to use.

Abraham Zacuto, there was the perfect scholar R. Some zacut them were so delightful that it was difficult to stop.

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The book contains considerable information on the individual scholars. They could not express the rise and fall of spiritual movements or show us abrahham great historical personage by making him alive through exaltation of their own spirit. The Book of Yohassin conforms to the rule.


They permitted sailors to ascertain latitudes without recourse to the meridian of the sun, and to calculate solar and lunar eclipses with greater accuracy. The tables were completed in under the patronage of the bishop of Salamanca, Gonzalo de Vivero, who admired Zacuto’s extensive knowledge of astronomy and history. Zacuto also instructed the sailors in the abrayam of his improved astrolabe.

Here he wrote works on the influence of the stars and on eclipses of the sun and moon. Abraham Zacuto compiled zacuti great work on astronomy by orders of the Bishop of Salamanca.


Sefarad91—9; 14—5; H. Various chapters were composed at different dates. His hands-on involvement brought this work to conclusion after some five years of efforts by many scholars, sages and translators; though the final responsibility for the text in front of you lays with the editor and translator, Israel Shamir.