Mystical Prayer in Ancient Judaism: An Analysis of Ma'aseh Merkavah

Mystical Prayer in Ancient Judaism: An Analysis of Ma'aseh Merkavah

by Michael D Swartz
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783161456794
Publisher:
Mohr Siebeck
Publication date:
12/31/1992
Series:
Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism Series, #28
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Ma'aseh Merkavah and the Study of Hekhalot Literature30
Pt. IManuscripts of Ma'aseh Merkavah
2Manuscripts of Ma'aseh Merkavah: A Description41
3Distribution of the Material53
4Manuscripts of Ma'aseh Merkavah: Conclusions59
Pt. IIThe Structure and Redaction of Ma'aseh Merkavah
5Larger Units of the Text65
6Section I of Ma'aseh Merkavah: Outline and Analysis67
7Section II77
8Section III91
9Section IV101
10The Redaction of Ma'aseh Merkavah: Conclusions103
Pt. IIIPrayer Passages in Ma'aseh Merkavah
11Prayers in Section I109
12Prayers in Section II134
13Prayers in Section III149
14Prayers in Section IV156
15Redactional Patterns in Prayer Passages: Conclusions166
Pt. IVLiterary Features of Ma'aseh Merkavah
16Forms and Patterns of Prayer in Ma'aseh Merkavah171
17The Poetics of Prayer in Ma'aseh Merkavah190
Pt. VConclusions
18Historical Conclusions211
Appendix: Ma'aseh Merkavah: A Translation224
Bibliography: Works Cited252
Indexes259
Sources259
Hebrew Terms263
Authors264
Angels and Devine Names265
Subjects266

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