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

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Ma'aseh Merkavah and the Study of Hekhalot Literature 30
Pt. I Manuscripts of Ma'aseh Merkavah
2 Manuscripts of Ma'aseh Merkavah: A Description 41
3 Distribution of the Material 53
4 Manuscripts of Ma'aseh Merkavah: Conclusions 59
Pt. II The Structure and Redaction of Ma'aseh Merkavah
5 Larger Units of the Text 65
6 Section I of Ma'aseh Merkavah: Outline and Analysis 67
7 Section II 77
8 Section III 91
9 Section IV 101
10 The Redaction of Ma'aseh Merkavah: Conclusions 103
Pt. III Prayer Passages in Ma'aseh Merkavah
11 Prayers in Section I 109
12 Prayers in Section II 134
13 Prayers in Section III 149
14 Prayers in Section IV 156
15 Redactional Patterns in Prayer Passages: Conclusions 166
Pt. IV Literary Features of Ma'aseh Merkavah
16 Forms and Patterns of Prayer in Ma'aseh Merkavah 171
17 The Poetics of Prayer in Ma'aseh Merkavah 190
Pt. V Conclusions
18 Historical Conclusions 211
Appendix: Ma'aseh Merkavah: A Translation 224
Bibliography: Works Cited 252
Indexes 259
Sources 259
Hebrew Terms 263
Authors 264
Angels and Devine Names 265
Subjects 266
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