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The Early Kabbalah

By 2 authors Joseph Dan Ronald C. Kiener / Paulist Press / 1986



This volume contains 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 twelfth century among Rabbinic Judaism in southern Europe. A revived interest in this movement happened recently as several celebrities became adherents.

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Key Features

  • A clear presentation of classic Jewish mystical spirituality in an accessible form
  • Fully integrates and cross references with other resources from your Logos library
  • Useful for studies of comparative religion and the historical development of sectarian practice

Product Details

  • Title: The Early Kabbalah
  • Editor: Joseph Dan
  • Translator: Ronald C. Kiener
  • Series: The Classics of Western Spirituality
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1986
  • Pages: 224
  • Resource Type: Ancient Texts
  • Resource Type: Monograph

About the Editor

Joseph Dan is an Israeli scholar of Jewish mysticism. He taught for over 40 years in the Department of Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.