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Apocalyptic and Merkavah mysticism

Author: Ithamar Gruenwald
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, [2014]
Series: Ancient Judaism and early Christianity, v. 90.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second, rev. editionView all editions and formats
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This is a new and revised edition of the book first published 1980. It contains new introductory and concluding chapters as well as a Bibliography and updated Index. Furthermore, substantial corrections, updates, and changes have been made in the original text. The changes concern matters of language and style, they nuance the line of argumentation, and they update the discussion of major issues. The new chapters  Read more...
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Gruenwald, Ithamar.
Apocalyptic and Merkavah mysticism.
Leiden : Brill, [2014]
(DLC) 2014020718
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ithamar Gruenwald
ISBN: 9004279202 9789004279209
OCLC Number: 897057839
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 317 pages .).
Contents: Preface; List of Abbreviations and Transcriptions; Part 1; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Quest for the Mystical Reality: Reflections on the Ontological Provenance of the Hekhalot Hymns and Visions; Chapter 2 Two Essential Qualities of Jewish Apocalyptic; Chapter 3 The Mystical Elements in Apocalyptic; Chapter 4 The Attitude Towards the Merkavah Speculations in the Literature of the Tannaim and Amoraim; Chapter 5 The Hekhalot Literature; Part 2; Introduction; Reʼuyot Yehẹzkel; Hekhalot Zutarti; Hekhalot Rabbati; Maʻaseh Merkavah; Hekhalot Fragments; Sefer Hekhalot (3 Enoch). Merkavah RabbahMasekhet Hekhalot; Shiʻur Qomah; Physiognomy, Chiromancy and Metoposcopy; Sefer Ha-Razim; Concluding Chapter: When Magical Techniques and Mystical Practices Become Neighbors: Methodological Considerations; Appendices; 1. Metatron, The Meaning of His Name and His Functions; 2. The Knowledge of Halakha by the Author (or Authors) of the Heikhaloth; Selected Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ancient Judaism and early Christianity, v. 90.
Responsibility: by Ithamar Gruenwald.

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This is a new and revised edition of the book first published 1980. It contains new introductory and concluding chapters as well as a Bibliography and updated Index. Furthermore, substantial corrections, updates, and changes have been made in the original text. The changes concern matters of language and style, they nuance the line of argumentation, and they update the discussion of major issues. The new chapters fill several scholarly gaps that have opened since the initial publication of this book in 1980.

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