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Around the year 800 he translated the Middle Persian version of Dorotheus's Pentateuch (five books) into Arabic. A Latin translation of his book was often quoted by Western astrologers.
- 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;
- James H. Holden (2006). A History of Horoscopic Astrology. American Federation of Astr. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-86690-463-6.
- Pingree, David (2008) [1970-80]. "ʿUmar Ibn Al-Farrukhān Al-Ṭabarī". Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Encyclopedia.com.
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