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From metaphysics to midrash : myth, history, and the interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbala

Author: Shaul Magid
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: Indiana studies in biblical literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the exegetical tradition of Isaac Luria and his followers within the historical context in 16th-century Safed, a community that brought practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam into  Read more...

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Named Person: Isaac ben Solomon Luria; Yitsḥaḳ ben Shelomoh Luria
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shaul Magid
ISBN: 9780253350886 0253350883
OCLC Number: 173748800
Description: xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Kabbala, new historicism, and the question of boundaries --
The Lurianic myth: a playbill --
Genesis: "And Adam's sin was (very) great": original sin in Lurianic exegesis --
Exodus: The "other" Israel: the ʻerev rav (mixed multitude) as conversos --
Leviticus: The sin of becoming a woman: male homosexuality and the castration complex --
Numbers: Balaam, Moses, and the prophecy of the "other": a Lurianic vision for the erasure of difference --
Deuteronomy: the human and/as God: divine incarnation and the "image of God."
Series Title: Indiana studies in biblical literature.
Responsibility: Shaul Magid.
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"A pioneering foray into Lurianic biblical exegesis; nothing like it has been attempted in English before." Alan Cooper, Jewish Theological Seminary

 
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