And cast horoscopes; here Tobit ben Korra (836 901) developed his long unquestioned, yet misleading theory of the " trepidation " of the equinoxes; Abd-ar-rahman al-Safi 9 0 3-9 86) revised at first hand the catalogue of Ptolemy; 3 and Abulwefa (939-998), like al-Safi, a native of Persia, made continuous planetary observations, but did not (as alleged by L.
Inside the city are the famous sepulchres and shrines of Shaikh Safi ud-din and his descendant Shah Ismail I.
Formerly all cases, civil and criminal, were referred to the clergy, and until the 17th century the clergy were subordinate to a kind of chief pontiff, named sadr-us-sodur, who possessed a very extended jurisdiction, nominated the judges, and managed all the religious endowments of the mosques, colleges, shrines, &c. Shah Safi (1629-1642), in order to diminish the influence of the clergy, appointed two such pontiffs, one for the court and nobility the other for the people.
Fourteen rivers flow into the lake: the Aji Chai, Safi Chai, Mundi Chai and Jaghatu from the east, the Tatau (Tatava) from the south, and nine smaller rivers from the west.
In 1891 it excavated Tell el-Hesi (Lachish); in1896-1898the south wall of Jerusalem; in1898-1900Tell es-Safi (Gath) and some smaller mounds in the Shephelah; all under the direction of Dr F.