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Absorbing perfections : Kabbalah and interpretation /

Main Author: Idel, Moshe, 1947-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
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245 1 0 |a Absorbing perfections :  |b Kabbalah and interpretation /  |c Moshe Idel ; foreword by Harold Bloom. 
260 |a New Haven :  |b Yale University Press,  |c c2002. 
300 |a xvii, 668 p. ;  |c 25 cm. 
505 0 |a The world-absorbing text -- The God-absorbing text : black fire on white fire -- Text and interpretation infinities in Kabbalah -- The book that contains and maintains all -- Magical and magical-mystical arcanizations of canonical books -- Torah study and mystical experiences in Jewish mysticism -- Secrecy, binah, and derishah -- Semantics, constellation, and interpretation -- Radical forms of Jewish hermeneutics -- The symbolic mode in theosophical-theurgical Kabbalah -- Allegories, divine names, and experiences in ecstatic Kabbalah -- Tzerufei ʹotiyyot : mutability and accommodation of the Torah in Jewish mysticism -- Tradition, transmission, and techniques -- Concluding remarks -- Appendix 1. Pardes : the fourfold method of interpretation -- Appendix 2. Abraham Abulafia's Torah of blood and ink -- Appendix 3. R. Isaac of Acre's exegetical quandary -- Appendix 4. The exile of the Torah and the imprisonment of secrets -- Appendix 5. On oral Torah and multiple interpretations in Hasidism -- Appendix 6. "Book of God"/"book of law" in late-fifteenth-century Florence. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 619-645) and index. 
590 |a August02phi 
650 0 |a Cabala  |x History. 
630 0 0 |a Bible.  |p Pentateuch  |x Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. 
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