Descenders to the Chariot: The People Behind the Hekhalot Literature

Descenders to the Chariot: The People Behind the Hekhalot Literature

by James Davila, J. R. Davila
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004115412

ISBN-13: 9789004115415

Pub. Date: 10/16/2001

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Drawing on anthropological models and epigraphic and archaeologicale evidence, this book aims to show that the Hekhalot literature preserves the teachings and rituals of real religious functionaries who flourished in late antiquity, functionaries quite like those called shamans by antrhopologists.

Overview

Drawing on anthropological models and epigraphic and archaeologicale evidence, this book aims to show that the Hekhalot literature preserves the teachings and rituals of real religious functionaries who flourished in late antiquity, functionaries quite like those called shamans by antrhopologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004115415
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/16/2001
Series:
Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism Series, #70
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.16(d)

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