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Studies in Jewish Myth and Messianism
Studies in Jewish Myth and Messianism
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Yehuda Liebes - Author
Batya Stein - Translator
SUNY series in Judaica: Hermeneutics, Mysticism, and Religion
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Hardcover - 226 pages
Release Date: December 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-1193-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1193-3

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Paperback - 226 pages
Release Date: November 1992
ISBN10: 0-7914-1194-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1194-0

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This book deals with the nature and development of Jewish myth from the Talmudic period through Kabbalah to Hasidism. It describes the changes in this myth in its various stages and the external influences on it. The author shows that myth is in the essence of the Jewish religion and that, rather than being created out of external influences, Kabbalah is one of its manifestions. The book also deals with the related subject of Messianism, and delves into the special spiritual personalities of some messianic figures in Jewish history to show how myth was incarnate in them.

Yehuda Liebes teaches Jewish Mysticism in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of Studies in the Zohar, also published by SUNY Press.


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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 De Natura Dei: On the Development of the Jewish Myth

2 The Kabbalistic Myth as Told by Orpheus

3 Sabbatean Messianism

4 Sabbetai Zevi's Religious Faith

5 Ha-Tikkun Ha-Kelali of R. Nahman of Bratslav and Its Sabbatean Links

Notes

Bibliography

Sources

Index


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