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The origins of Jewish mysticism

Author: Peter Schäfer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Origins of Jewish Mysticism' offers an in-depth look at the history of Jewish mysticism from the book of Ezekiel to the Merkavah mysticism of late antiquity. The author reveals what these writings seek to tell us about the age-old human desire to get close to and communicate with God.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schäfer
ISBN: 9780691142159 0691142157
OCLC Number: 708324584
Notes: Originally published: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2009.
Description: xv, 398 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ezekiel's vision : the cosmos as temple --
Enoch and his circle : ascent to heaven --
Enoch's companions : from the community to the individual --
Qumran : communion with the angels --
Philo : the ascent of the soul --
The rabbis I : approaching god through exegesis --
The rabbis II : the merkava in context --
The merkavah mystics --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Peter Schäfer.

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The Merkavah movement is widely recognized as the first full-fledged expression of Jewish mysticism, one that had important ramifications for classical rabbinic Judaism. This title offers a look at  Read more...

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