Doxophany - [3] Theological radiance and messianic glory in Judaisms and Jewish mysticism.

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Theological radiance and messianic glory in Judaisms and Jewish mysticism.

Stephen Lambden UCMerced.

In progress 1980s-2017.

 

 

Sepher Yetsirah/Sefer Yeṣirah.

  • Sefer Yeṣirah: Edition, Translation and Text-Critical Commentary, edited by A. Peter Hayman. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004.

Sendor, Mark Brian.

  • “The Emergence of Provençal Kabbalah: Rabbi Isaac the Blind’s Commentary on Sefer Yeẓirah.” PhD diss., Harvard University, 1994.

 

 

Kabbalistic Sources

Halperin, David J.

  • The Faces of the Chariot: Early Jewish Responses to Ezekiel’s Vision. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr Paul Siebeck, 1988

 

Abrams, Daniel.

  • “The Dimensions of the Creator—Contradiction or Paradox? Corruptions and Accretions to the Manuscript Witnesses.” Kabbalah 5 (2000): 35–53.
  •  “From Divine Shape to Angelic Being: The Career of Akatriel in Jewish Literature.” The Journal of Religion 76 (1996): 43–63.
  • Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Textual Theory: Methodologies of Textual Scholarship and Editorial Practice in the Study of Jewish Mysticism. Jerusalem: Magnes Press / Cherub Press, 2010.
  •  Ma‘aseh Merkabah’ as a Literary Work: The Reception of Hekhalot Traditions by the German Pietists and Kabbalistic Reinterpretation.” Jewish Studies Quarterly 5 (1998): 329–345.
  •  “Phenomenology of Jewish Mysticism: Moshe Idel’s Methodology in Perspective.” Kabbalah 20 (2009): 7–146.
  •  “Sefer ha-yiḥud le-R. El‘azar ha-Darshan.” Kovets ‘al yad 12 (1993): 147–160.
  •  “The Shekhinah Prays before God: A New Text Concerning the Theosophic Orientation of the German Pietists and Their Method for the Transmission of Esoteric Doctrines.” Tarbiz 63 (1994): 509–532 (in Hebrew).

Tishby, Isaiah.

  • Studies in Kabbalah and its Branches (in Hebrew). Vol. 1. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1982.
  •  Wisdom of the Zohar, translated by David Goldstein. 3 vols. London: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1994.

Select Bibliography

 

Elior, Rachel.

  • “The Concept of God in Hekhalot Literature.” Binah 2 (1989): 97–129.
  •  “The Concept of God in Hekhalot Mysticism.” In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the History of Jewish Mysticism: Early Jewish Mysticism, edited by Joseph Dan. Special issue, Jerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought 6, no. 1–2 (1987): 13–64 (in Hebrew).

Goodenough, Erwin Ramsdell.

  • By Light, Light: The Mystic Gospel of Hellenistic Judaism. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1935.

Idel, Moshe.

  • Absorbing Perfections: Kabbalah and Interpretation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2002.
  • Kabbalah: New Perspectives. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.
  • “The Problem of the Sources of the Bahir.” In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the History of Jewish Mysticism: The Beginnings of Jewish Mysticism in Medieval Europe, edited by Joseph Dan. Special issue, Jerusalem Studies
    in Jewish Thought 6, no. 3–4 (1987): 55–72 (in Hebrew).

 

Meeks, Wayne A.

  • “Moses as God and King.” Pp, 354–71 in Religions in Antiquity: Essays in Memory of Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough. Ed, Jacob Neusner. Studies in the History of Religions (Supplement to Numen) 14. Leiden: Brill, 1968.
  • The Prophet-King: Moses Traditions and the Johannine Christology. Novum Testamentum Supplements 14. Leiden: Brill, 1967. Repr. .

Midrashic and related  Writings

  • Mekhilta de-rabbi Yishma‘el. Edited by Saul Horovitz and Israel Abraham Rabin. Jerusalem: Bamberger and Wahrman, 1960.
  • Midrash bere’shit rabbah, edited by J. Theodor and Ch. Albeck. Jerusalem: Wahrmann Books, 1965.
  • Midrash bere’shit rabbati, edited by Chanoch Albeck. Jerusalem: Mekitsé nirdamim, 1940.
  • Midrash devarim rabbah, edited by Saul Lieberman. 2nd ed. Jerusalem: Shalem Books, 1992.
  • Midrash eichah rabbah, edited by Salomon Buber. Vilna: Ha-’almanah veha-’aḥim Rom, 1899.
  • Midrash mishlé, edited by Burton L. Visotzky. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary,1990.
  • The Midrash on Proverbs, translated by Burton L. Visotzky. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1992.
  • The Midrash on Psalms, translated by William G. Braude. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959.
  • The Midrash Rabbah: Genesis, edited by H. Freedman and Maurice Simon, translated by H. Freedman. London: Soncino, 1977.
  • The Midrash Rabbah: Numbers, Deuteronomy, edited by H. Freedman and Maurice Simon, translated by Judah J. Slotki (Numbers) and J. Rabinowitz (Deuteronomy). London: Soncino, 1977.
  • Midrash Shemu’el, edited by Salomon Buber. Krakow: Joseph Fisher, 1893. Reprint Jerusalem, 1964 or 1965.
  • Midrash tehillim, edited by Salomon Buber. Vilna: Ha-’almanah veha-’achim Rom, 1891. Reprint Jerusalem, 1965 or 1966.
  • Midrash zuta ‘al shir ha-shirim, rut, eichah, ve-kohelt, edited by Salomon Buber. Vilna: Ha-’almanah veha-’aḥim Rom, 1924 or 1925

Maimonides, Moses.

  • Ethical Writings of Maimonides, translated by Raymond L. Weiss and Charles E. Butterworth. New York: New York University Press, 1975.
  •  The Guide of the Perplexed, translated by Shlomo Pines. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1963.
  •  Hakdamot le-ferush ha-mishnah, edited by Mordekhai Dov Rabinovits. Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1960.
  •  Moreh nevukhim, translated by Judah Alḥarizi, edited by Simon B. Scheyer and Salomon Munk. Tel Aviv: Maḥbarot le-sifrut, 1964.
  •  Moreh nevukhim, translated by Samuel Ibn Tibbon, edited by Yehudah Even-Shemuel. Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 2000.
  •  Ramba”m meduyyak, edited by Isaac Shailat. Ma ‘aleh adumim, Israel: Hotsa’at Shailat, 2004.
  •  Sefer ha-mitsvot, edited by Yosef Kafaḥ. Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 1971.
  •  Sefer ha-mitsvot leha-Rambam: ‘al-pi defus rishon kushta 270, ‘im hassagot ha- Ramban, edited by Charles Ber Chavel. Jerusalem: Mossad Harav Kook, 2000

 Milik, Josef T.

  • The Books of Enoch: Aramaic Fragments of Qumrân Cave 4. Oxford: Clarendon, 1976.

Schäfer, Peter.

  • Mirror of His Beauty: Feminine Images of God from the Bible to the Early Kabbalah. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2002.
  •  The Origins of Jewish Mysticism. Tübingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck, 2009

Scholem, Gershom.

  •  Kabbalah. New York: Meridian, 1978.
  •  “Kabbalah and Myth.” In On the Kabbalah and its Symbolism, translated by Ralph Manheim, 87–117. New York: Schocken Books, 1965. Reprint, New York: Schocken Books, 1996.
  •  Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. New York, Schocken Books, 1946. Reprint, New York: Schocken Books, 1995.
  • Origins of the Kabbalah, translated by Allan Arkush, edited by R. J. Zwi Werblowsky.Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society and Princeton University Press, 1987.

Wolfson, Elliot R.

  • Through a Speculum that Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.
  • Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
  •  “Asceticism and Eroticism in Medieval Jewish Philosphical and Mystical Exegesis of the Song of Songs.” In With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, edited by Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Joseph W. Goering and Barry D. Walfish, 92–118. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • “Beautiful Maiden Without Eyes: Peshat and Sod in Zoharic Hermeneutics.” In Luminal Darkness: Imaginal Gleanings from Zoharic Literature, 56–110. Oxford: Oneworld, 2007. Reprinted from The Midrashic Imagination: Jewish Exegesis, Thought, and History, edited by Michael A. Fishbane, 155–203. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993.
  • “Beneath the Wings of the Great Eagle: Maimonides and Thirteenth-Century Kabbalah.” In Moses Maimonides (1138–1204): His Religious, Scientific, and Philosophical “Wirkungsgeschichte” in Different Cultural Contexts, edited by Görge K. Hasselhoff and Otfried Fraisse, 209–237. Würzburg: Ergon, 2004.
  •   “Beyond the Spoken Word: Oral Tradition and Written Transmission in Medieval Jewish Mysticism.” In Transmitting Jewish Traditions: Orality, Textuality and Cultural Diffusion, edited by Yaakov Elman and Israel Gershoni, 166–224. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.
  •   “Circumcision, Vision of God, and Textual Interpretation: From Midrashic Trope to Mystical Symbol.” In Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism, 29–48. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.
  •   “The Face of Jacob in the Moon: Mystical Transformations of an Aggadic Myth.” In The Seductiveness of Jewish Myth—Challenge or Response?, edited by S. Daniel Breslauer, 235–270. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.
  •  “Female Imaging of the Torah: From Literary Metaphor to Religious Symbol.”
  • In Circle in the Square: Studies in the Use of Gender in Kabbalistic Symbolism, 1–28. Albany: State University of New York  Press, 1995.
  •   “Images of God’s Feet: Some Observations on the Divine Body in Judaism.” In  People of the Body: Jews and Judaism from an Embodied Perspective, edited by Howard Eilberg-Schwartz, 143–181. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1992.
  •  Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination. New York: Fordham University Press, 2005.
  •  “Martyrdom, Eroticism, and Asceticism in Twelfth-Century Ashkenazi Piety.” In Jews and Christians in Twelfth-Century Europe, edited by J. Van Engen and M. Singer. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.
  •   “Merkavah Traditions in Philosophical Garb: Judah Halevi Reconsidered,” Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 57 (1990–1991): 179–242.
  •  “Negative Theology and Positive Assertion in the Early Kabbalah.” Daat 32–33 (1994): v–xxii.
  •   “Orality, Textuality, and Revelation as Modes of Education and Formation in Jewish Mystical Circles of the High Middle Ages.” In Educating People of Faith: Exploring the History of Jewish and Christian Communities, edited by John Van Engen, 178–207. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004.
  •   “ ‘Sage is Preferable to Prophet’: Revisioning Midrashic Imagination.” In Scriptural Exegesis—The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane, edited by Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber, 186–210.
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Wolfson, Harry Austryn.

  • Philo. 2 vols. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1947. .