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The origins of Jewish mysticism

Author: Peter Schäfer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.
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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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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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