Asaph seems to have been a significant Jewish writer and historian known at least from about the third century to the twelfth century. … Read the post Asaph, the writer and historian of the Hebrews
Southern Europe, North Africa, Mesopotamia, and southwest Asia were common range for ancient competition in medical knowledge among distinctive cultures. … Read the post the scope of ancient competition in medical knowledge
Asaph, an ancient Jewish medical sage, created historical context for Hippocrates’ aphorism, “Life is short, art long….” … Read the post Asaph expanding upon Hippocrates' aphorism "life is short…"
Medicines for the poor developed in contrast to expensive medicines like Mithridatium and Theriac that were popular among the wealthy. … Read the post history of medicine for the poor
Asaph’s Book of Medicines embraces for physicians professionalism and ancient Greek medical knowledge along with a distinctive Jewish identity. … Read the post Asaph brought professional medicine into ancient Jewish life
The Qumran Jewish community and Asaph’s Book of Medicines favored a solar calendar, while most Jews have emphasized lunar effects and a lunar calendar. … Read the post sun and moon in Hebrew medical astrology