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Judith I. Haug

. Treat wounds with the “quintessence” and “blessed oil.” [Treat] old and cavernous sores with the “fetid oil” and the “fetid water.” Fevers of all kind are cured in the beginning with the “great medicine,” ringworm heals with “philosopher’s oil,” tummy aches heal with “diaromatico,” cough with “angelic

Glen M. Cooper

, nature is a major factor in healing, although the details of its capacities differ. For Galen, nature ( physis ) is the power that seeks to preserve and restore the health of the body. Nature, however, is only semi-intelligent, and requires the physician’s assistance—but intelligent nonetheless. Galen

Grigory Kessel

table of contents (damaged) as well as the very beginning of the original text (first chapter of Mēmrā i) and a page from the introduction where the author traces the history of the art of medicine and healing back to Asclepius. According to the colophon ( SOP  238, f. 430 v ) that follows the text

Oliver Overwien

become hollow ‮ܘܫܘܡܬܐ ܕܡܢ ܚܬܡܗܘܢ ܥܡܝܩܬܐ ܬܗܘܐ‬‎ and … the scar is due to their (sc. sores) healing hollow ‮وأن يكون موضع الاثر بعد اندمالها غائرا‬‎ and that the place of the scar is after its (sc. the sore) healing hollow 58 In both cases, the aspect of healing (‮ܕܡܢ

Juan Pedro Monferrer-Sala

ἀκούουσιν as al-khurs wa-l-ṣumm yasmaʿūna (“the deaf and the dumb hear”). Again, this is by no means a pointless addition, nor a literal translation; it is a new piece of quantitative exegesis through which the translator seeks to highlight the fact that Jesus healed not only those with hearing problems

Nahyan Fancy

Thanks to the work of Ahmad Hasnawi and Jon McGinnis, among others, Ibn Sīnā’s transformation of the Aristotelian physics tradition is now well-established. 1 In the Physics of Kitāb al-Shifāʾ ( The Book of Healing ), Ibn Sīnā develops a new system that “defies being classified as simply

Ayman Shihadeh

, Cairo: Wizārat al-ṯaqāfa wa-l-iršād al-qawmī, 1964. Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna), Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbdallāh, The Metaphysics of the Healing [= al-Šifāʾ , al-Ilāhiyyāt ], trans. Michael E. Marmura, Provo, UT : Brigham Young University Press, 2005. Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna), Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbdallāh


Ze’ev Safrai and Peter J. Tomson

:25; Luke 22:30). Stage two is their dispatch, which involves four elements: (1) they are sent out to preach (as explicit in 3:14; 6:12) and to heal; (2) they are to travel with no extra clothing or resources; (3) they can accept hospitality when offered; (4) they should resolutely part ways with people who


Peter J. Tomson

. Jesus Tradition The Gospels are noteworthy for the many stories of women who had themselves or their child healed by Jesus. 93 A striking example is the healing of the elder woman who Jesus said deserved to be freed from her ‘infirmity’ since she was ‘a daughter of Abraham’ (Luke 13:11–17). 94 Women

Y. Tzvi Langermann

under discussion here he cites by name only one book. In his description of the balādhur rasāyana (passages [23]–[32]) he notes a recipe for the same concoction found in ʿ Uyūn al-shifā ʾ (“The Wellsprings of Healing”), which he praises as “one of their important, extensive and reliable books.” Of all