Hebrew And Aramaic Incantation Texts From The Cairo Genizah / Edition 1

Hebrew And Aramaic Incantation Texts From The Cairo Genizah / Edition 1

by Lawrence Schiffmann, Michael D. Swartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 1850752850

ISBN-13: 9781850752851

Pub. Date: 05/01/1992

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

In this volume, the authors assemble a group of Jewish incantation texts which were copied in the Middle Ages and preserved in the Cairo Genizah. Most of these texts, now in Cambridge University Library, are published here for the first time. All the texts are translated and provided with detailed philological and historical commentary, tracing the praxis and

Overview

In this volume, the authors assemble a group of Jewish incantation texts which were copied in the Middle Ages and preserved in the Cairo Genizah. Most of these texts, now in Cambridge University Library, are published here for the first time. All the texts are translated and provided with detailed philological and historical commentary, tracing the praxis and beliefs of the Jewish magical tradition of Late Antiquity. Their relation to Jewish legal and mystical teachings is also explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850752851
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Series:
STS Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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