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Alef, mem, tau kabbalistic musings on time, truth, and death

Author: Elliot R Wolfson
Publisher: Berkeley University of California Press Birmingham, AL, USA EBSCO Industries, Inc. 2006
Series: ˜Theœ Taubman lectures in Jewish studies, 5
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This highly original, provocative, and poetic work explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot R Wolfson
ISBN: 9780520932319 0520932315 1423745515 9781423745518 0520246195 9780520246195
OCLC Number: 704542245
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB42021898X (OCoLC)704542245
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 volume)
Contents: Preface Chapter One Thinking Time / Hermeneutic Suppositions Chapter Two Linear Circularity / (A)temporal Poetics Chapter Three Before Alef / Where Beginnings End Chapter Four Within Mem / Returning Forward Chapter Five After Tau / Where Endings Begin Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: ˜Theœ Taubman lectures in Jewish studies, 5
Responsibility: Elliot R. Wolfson

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