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By Professor Moshe Idel

ISBN-10: 0300083793

ISBN-13: 9780300083798

ISBN-10: 0300191472

ISBN-13: 9780300191479

during this dialogue of Kabbalah - from the magical traits of medieval Judaism to trendy Hasidism - Moshe Idel considers various visions of the character of the sacred textual content and of the the way to interpret it. he's taking as a kick off point the truth that the post-biblical Jewish international misplaced its geographical centre with the destruction of the temple and so was once left with a textual centre, the Holy publication. Idel argues text-oriented faith produced language-centred varieties of mysticism. in contrast heritage, the writer demonstrates how numerous Jewish mystics amplified the content material of the Scriptures so that it will comprise every thing: the realm, or God, for instance. therefore the textual content turns into an incredible realm for contemplation, and the translation of the textual content often turns into an come upon with the private nation-states of truth. Idel delineates the actual hermeneutics belonging to Jewish mysticism, investigates the revolutionary filling of the textual content with secrets and techniques and hidden degrees of which means, and considers intimately a few of the interpretive recommendations had to decodify the arcane dimensions of the text.

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