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Kabbalah

Author: Gershom Scholem
Publisher: New York ; Scarborough, Ontario : New American Library, 1978. ©1974
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With origins extending back in time beyond the Dead Sea Scrolls, the body of writings and beliefs known as the Kabbalah has come to be increasingly recognized not only as one of the most intriguing aspects of Judaism but also as an important part of a broader mystical tradition. Now the world's leading authority on the Kabbalah has written one of the most enlightening studies ever to plumb its complex depths and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gershom Scholem
ISBN: 0452007267 9780452007260 0452007917 9780452007918 0452006384 9780452006386 0452004837 9780452004832
OCLC Number: 11578273
Notes: "A Meridian book."
Description: 494 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Kabbalah : Introduction ; The historical development of Kabbalah ; The basic ideas of Kabbalah ; The wider influences of and research on Kabbalah --
Topics : The Zohar ; Shabbetai Ẓevi and the Shabbatean movement ; Jacob Frank and the Frankists --
Ba'al Shem --
Sefer ha-Bahir --
Chiromancy ; Demonology in Kabbalah ; the Doenmeh ; Eschatology ; Gematria ; Gilgul ; Golem ; Lilith ; Magen David ; Meditation ; Merkabah mysticism ; Metatron ; Providence ; Samael --
Personalities : Azriel of Gerona ; Naphtali Bachrach ; Abraham Miguel Cardozo ; Moses Cordovero / (by J.B. Ben Shlomo) ; Jonathan Eybeschuetz ; Joseph Gikatilla ; Nehemiah Hayron ; Christian Knorr von Rosenroth ; Isaac Luria ; Ḥayyim Malakh ; Moses ben Shem Tov de Leon ; Nathan of Gaza ; Judah Leib Prossnitz ; Ḥayyim Vital ; Moses Zacuto ; Joshua Heshel Ẓoref.
Responsibility: Gershom Scholem.

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With origins extending back in time beyond the Dead Sea Scrolls, the body of writings and beliefs known as the Kabbalah has come to be increasingly recognized not only as one of the most intriguing aspects of Judaism but also as an important part of a broader mystical tradition. Now the world's leading authority on the Kabbalah has written one of the most enlightening studies ever to plumb its complex depths and range over its rich history.

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