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SAHL (called Rabban, i.e., Rabbi al-Ṭabari, i.e., "of Tabaristan"):

Physician, astrologer, and mathematician of the ninth century (c. 786-845 ?); father of the physician Ali ben Sahl. Sahl translated the "Almagest" of Ptolemy. Steinschneider identifies him with the celebrated Sahl ibn Bishr ("Zur Pseudepigraphischen Litteratur," p. 78).

Bibliography:
  • Steinschneider, Die Arabische Literatur der Juden, pp. 24, 31 et seq.;
  • Grätz, Gesch. 3d ed., v. 187-188;
  • Suter, Die Mathematiker und Astronomen der Araber und Ihre Werke, in Zeitschrift für Mathematik und Physik, ed. Mehmke and Cantor, supplement to the 45th year of publication, Leipsic, 1900.
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