Origins of the Kabbalah by Gershom Gerhard Scholem

By Gershom Gerhard Scholem

Origins of the Kabbalah КНИГИ ; ГУМАНИТАРНЫЕ НАУКИ Автор: Gershom ScholemНазвание: Origins of the KabbalahИздательство: Princeton college Press; 1st English editionГод: 1987Формат: pdfРазмер: 3,5 mb some of the most vital students of our century, Gershom Scholem (1897-1982) spread out a as soon as esoteric global of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to involved scholars of faith. The Kabbalah is a wealthy culture of repeated makes an attempt to accomplish and painting direct studies of God: its twelfth-and thirteenth-century beginnings in southern France and Spain are probed in Origins of the Kabbalah, a piece the most important in Scholem's oeuvre. The ebook is a contribution not just to the heritage of Jewish medieval mysticism but additionally to the research of medieval mysticism regularly and may be of curiosity to historians and psychologists, in addition to to scholars of the historical past of religion.http://.com/files/rnyxzqac70

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29 These old texts, augmented by all kinds of later additions, were known to the Middle Ages in the form given to them in the late talmudic and early post-talmudic periods as "Greater Hekhaloth,'' "Lesser Hekhaloth," Shi'ur Qomah, Book of the Merkabah and under other titles as well as in different versions. "30 28. I published one of these texts in Jewish Gnosticism, appendix C, 101-117, on the basis of two manuscripts. 29. For authentic reports on Merkabah-mysticism type of celestial voyages by the French talmudists, see chap.

33. The older literature on the "Book of Creation" is collected in the articles of L. v. "Yezira," and G. Scholem, Kabbalah (Jerusalem, 1974), 23-30. To this must be added A. M. Habermann, " 'Abham'm leHeqer Sefer Yesirah," Sinai 10 (Jerusalem, 1947); Leo Baeck, Sefer Jezira, Aus drei The Problem 25 This uncertainty is also reflected in the various estimates of the date of its composition, which fluctuate between the second and the sixth centuries. This slender work is also designated in the oldest manuscripts as a collection of "halakhoth on the Creation," and it is not at all impossible that it is referred to by this name in the Talmud.

The idea of an "immaterial ether," 'awir she'eno nithpas, like the other Hebrew neologisms in the book, seems to correspond to Greek conceptions. From the primordial air come forth the water and the fire, the third and the fourth sefiroth. 40 The nature of this secondary creation is not sufficiently clear, for the precise terminological meaning that the author gave to the verbs haqaq and hasab, which belong to the vocabulary of architecture, can be interpreted in different ways. ) and "hew," as one hews a stone out of the rock.

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