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By Ra'anan S. Boustan,Martha Himmelfarb,Peter Schäfer

ISBN-10: 3161525752

ISBN-13: 9783161525759

over the last 30 years, students of early Jewish mysticism have, with expanding self belief, positioned the preliminary formation of Hekhalot literature in Byzantine Palestine and Sasanian or early Islamic Babylonia (ca. 500-900 C.E.), instead of on the time of the Mishnah, Tosefta, early Midrashim, or Palestinian Talmud (ca. 100-400 C.E.). This strengthen has essentially been accomplished via significant earnings in our figuring out of the dynamic and hugely versatile methods of composition, redaction, and transmission that produced the Hekhalot texts as we all know them at the present time. those profits were coupled with larger appreciation of the advanced relationships among Hekhalot writings and the variegated Jewish literary tradition of past due antiquity, either inside and past the limits of the rabbinic move. but vital questions stay concerning the particular cultural contexts and institutional settings out of which some of the strands of Hekhalot literature emerged in addition to the a number of trajectories of use and appropriation they for this reason travelled. within the current quantity, a world workforce of specialists explores-from quite a few disciplinary views (e.g. linguistics, ritual and gender stories, highbrow history)-the literary formation, cultural meanings, non secular services, and textual transmission of Hekhalot literature.

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