9780791457245

Beholders of Divine Secrets: Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791457245

  • ISBN10:

    0791457249

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

Vita Daphna Arbel is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Abbreviations xi
Introduction 1(6)
1 THE HEKHALOT AND MERKAVAH LITERATURE AND ITS MYSTICAL TRADITION 7(14)
2 HEKHALOT AND MERKAVAH MYSTICISM 21(30)
3 MYTHICAL LANGUAGE OF HEKHALOT AND MERKAVAH MYSTICISM 51(16)
4 MYSTICAL JOURNEYS IN MYTHOLOGICAL LANGUAGE 67(38)
5 THE CONCEPT OF GOD: MYSTICAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS 105(34)
6 LITERARY, PHENOMENOLOGICAL, CULTURAL, AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS 139(18)
Notes 157(54)
Bibliography 211(26)
Index of Passages Discussed 237(10)
Index of Authors 247(2)
General Index 249

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