Since I never met the transcriber or facilitator of The kabbala, a document held in secrecy for quite a long time, how do you expect any concrete -aha- we have the exact minute the 1st copy was written.
Don't hold yer breath, it ain't gonna surface and you know it. Nobody can say with certainty the exact time period, day X to start- day X to finish that document. Its all open to speculation.
Jake, might you be under the impression that "The Kabbalah" is the name of a single written work? It isn't. Kabbalah is a school of Jewish mysticism, of which many books were written over many years. So which, among the many Kabbalistic texts recorded over the centuries, was penned in Girona? Any idea?
Since the tower in question was built from funds of the residents of Girona of that time, who is to say how much input the Jews or 'conversos' among them had to say about its design.
How do you know it was built with funds from the residents, or that any of these - Jews or Christians - had any input whatsoever? What makes you think it was not the Cabrera lords or the town ballesteries who built this tower?
TCP or Roger, can you say with certainty how many Jews did a 'converso' like Nostradamus' parents did? There was always the threat of Inquisition in the air at that time.
Not many conversos before 1391, and no formal Inquisition harrassing Jews before 1478. These would not have been factors of consideration in the 12th century when this tower was built.
TCP, To say a tower can't have a dual capability and be an astronomy observatory shows extremely limited thinking on yer part. Consider yerself lucky you didn't have to live in those places in the 11th-12th Cent or during the time of the Black Death. Your focus on things in general would have to ensure yer own survival, no?
I never said such a tower could not serve a dual capacity. I asked you to provide evidence to back up your determined assertion that this particular tower functioned as an astronomical observatory and was built with that purpose in mind. A very simple question which, despite your best efforts, you have answered. You have none, and this is, in fact, mere unfounded speculation on your part. My thinking may be limited to that which can be verified through actual provenance, but don't mistake me for being gullible.