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The Resource The three temples : on the emergence of Jewish mysticism, Rachel Elior ; translated by David Louvish

The three temples : on the emergence of Jewish mysticism, Rachel Elior ; translated by David Louvish

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The three temples : on the emergence of Jewish mysticism
Title
The three temples
Title remainder
on the emergence of Jewish mysticism
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Elior ; translated by David Louvish
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Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
In this ground-breaking study, Rachel Elior offers a comprehensive theory of the crystallization of the early stages of the mystical tradition in Judaism based on the numerous ancient scrolls and manuscripts published in the last few decades. Her wide-ranging research, scrupulously documented, enables her to demonstrate an uninterrupted line linking the priestly traditions of the Temple, the mystical liturgical literature found in the Qumran caves and associated directly and indirectly with the Merkavah traditions of around the second and first centuries BCE, and the mystical works of the second to fifth centuries CE known as Heikhalot literature. The key factor linking all these texts, according to Professor Elior's theory, is that many of those who wrote them were members to the priestly classes. Prevented from being able to perform the rituals of sacred service in the Temple as ordained in the biblical tradition, they channelled their religious impetus in other directions to create a new spiritual focus. The mystical tradition they developed centred first on a heavenly Chariot Throne known as the Merkavah, and later on heavenly sanctuaries known as Heikhalot. In this way the priestly class developed an alternative focus for spirituality, based on a supertemporal liturgical and ritual relationship with ministering angels in the supernal sanctuaries. This came to embrace an entire mystical world devoted to sustaining religious liturgical tradition and ritual memory in the absence of the Temple. This lyrical investigation of the origins and workings of this supernal world is sure to become a standard work in the study of early Jewish mysticism. -- from back cover
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HU9
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Elior, Rachel
Dewey number
296.7/12
Index
index present
LC call number
BM526
LC item number
.E4513 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Littman library of Jewish civilization
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  • Mysticism
  • Hekhalot literature
  • Merkava
  • Priests, Jewish
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The three temples : on the emergence of Jewish mysticism, Rachel Elior ; translated by David Louvish
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-285) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Merkavah and the sevenfold pattern -- From Temple to Merkavah: From the Chariot Throne of the Cherubim to Ezekiel's vision -- The Solar calender as pattern of sacred time -- Enoch Son of Jared and the Solar Calendar -- The Sin of the Watchers and the Lunar Calendar -- Covenants, oaths, sevens, and the festival of Shavuot -- Ezekiel's vision and the festival of Shavuot -- Priests and angels -- The Secessionist priesthood and Rabbinic tradition -- Heikhalot literature
Control code
ocn518165321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 301 pages
Isbn
9781904113331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)518165321
Label
The three temples : on the emergence of Jewish mysticism, Rachel Elior ; translated by David Louvish
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Merkavah and the sevenfold pattern -- From Temple to Merkavah: From the Chariot Throne of the Cherubim to Ezekiel's vision -- The Solar calender as pattern of sacred time -- Enoch Son of Jared and the Solar Calendar -- The Sin of the Watchers and the Lunar Calendar -- Covenants, oaths, sevens, and the festival of Shavuot -- Ezekiel's vision and the festival of Shavuot -- Priests and angels -- The Secessionist priesthood and Rabbinic tradition -- Heikhalot literature
Control code
ocn518165321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 301 pages
Isbn
9781904113331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)518165321

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