Item description for The Early Kabbalah (Classics of Western Spirituality) by R. Klener, Ronald C. Kiener & Joseph Dan...
Overview Here are previously unavailable texts, including The Book Bahir and the writings of the Iyyum circle, that were written during the first one hundred years of this movement that was to become the most important current in Jewish mysticism. This movement began in the late 12th century among Rabbinic Judaism in southern Europe.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1986
Publisher Paulist Press
Series Classics of Western Spirituality
ISBN 0809127695 ISBN13 9780809127696
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Excellent introduction to the Kabbalah Aug 11, 2000
This is a wonderful introduction to the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition. Prof. Joseph Dan is one of the leading Kabbalah scholars alive today. In this book, he presents selections from the "early Kabbalists", those of the late 12th and early 13th centuries, before the publication of the *Zohar*. This anthology contains brief and heavily annotated selections from the `Iyyun Circle, the Book Bahir (*Sefer ha-Bahir*), Rabbi Isaac the Blind of Provence, Rabbi Azriel of Gerona, Rabbi Jacob ben Sheshet of Gerona, and the Kohen brothers, Jacob and Isaac. These are the men who pave the way for the glories of the *Zohar*. These selections are rich in the symbols that later became prevalent in Kabbalah. This book is a particularly good beginning for someone who wants to study Kabbalah in its historical unfolding.