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Omar Tiberiades or Abû Hafs 'Umar ibn Farrukhân Tabarî (d. ca. 815), (Persian ابن فرخان طبری) was a Medieval Persian astrologer and architect from Tabaristan.[1][2]

The historical Tabaristan region is in present day Mazandaran Province of northern Iran.



Around the year 800 Tiberiades translated the Middle Persian version of the Pentateuch by Dorotheus of Sidon. He translated the five books into the Arabic language.[3]

A Latin translation of his book was often quoted by Western astrologers.

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  1. ^ Young, edited by M.J.L.; Latham,, J.D.; Serjeant, R.B. (2006). Religion, learning, and science in the ʻAbbasid period (1. publ. ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 293. ISBN 9780521028875. These Iranian astrologers include Nawbakht, Masha'allah b. Athari al-Basri and Abu Hafs ‘Umar b. al-Farrukhan al-Tabari;CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ James H. Holden (2006). A History of Horoscopic Astrology. American Federation of Astr. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-86690-463-6.
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