Origins of Jewish Mysticism

ISBN-10: 0691142157
ISBN-13: 9780691142159
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Mysticism
Jewish Mysticism
Phases of Jewish Mysticism
Unio mystica
Origins
The Origins of Jewish Mysticism
Ezekiel's Vision: The Cosmos as Temple
Enoch and His Circle: Ascent to Heaven
The Book of the Watchers (1 Enoch 1-36)
The Testament of Levi
Similitudes of Enoch (1 Enoch 37-71)
2 Enoch
Enoch's Companions: From the Community to the Individual
Apocalypse of Abraham
Ascension of Isaiah
Apocalypse of Zephaniah
Apocalypse of John
Qumran: Communion with the Angels
A Community of Priests
Communion with the Angels in the Holy War
Liturgical Communion with the Angels
The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice
The Self-Glorification Hymn
Summary
Philo: The Ascent of the Soul
Philo's Concept of God
Body and Soul, Senses and Mind
The Soul's Vision of God
The Rabbis I: Approaching God through Exegesis
Reading and Expounding the Torah
The Cycle of Seven Stories
Chain of Transmission
Four Entered a Garden
Parable of the King's Garden
Parable of the Middle Course
Ben Zoma and Creation
Creation
Summary
The Rabbis II: The Merkavah in Context
Yerushalmi
Bavli
The Merkavah Mystics
Hekhalot Rabbati
The Gedullah Hymns
The Qedushah Hymns
The Ten Martyrs Narrative
The Apocalypses
Qedushah Hymns and Hymns of Praise
The Ascent Accounts
Hekhalot Zutarti
� 335-374: Ascent Accounts
� 375-406: Metatron
� 407-427: The Test of the Mystic and His Ascent
� 489-495: The Book of the Mysteries of the Divine Names
� 498-517: The Magic of the Name
Shi'ur Qomah
3 Enoch
Ishmael's Ascent
Enoch Is Metatron
Summary
Conclusions
Ezekiel and the Ascent Apocalypses
Hekhalot Literature
Qumran
The Rabbis
Philo
Mysticism
Bibliography
Source Index
General Index

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