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From metaphysics to midrash [electronic resource] : myth, history, and the interpretation of Scripture in Lurianic Kabbala / Shaul Magid.

Magid, Shaul, 1958- (Author). ebrary, Inc. (Added Author).
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Subject: Luria, Isaac ben Solomon, 1534-1572.
Bible. O.T. Pentateuch > Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish.
Cabala > History.
Other (Philosophy)
Tsefat (Israel) > Religion > 16th century.

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  • Physical Description: xii, 349 p. : ill.
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-345) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Kabbala, new historicism, and the question of boundaries -- The Lurianic myth: a playbill -- Genesis: "And Adam's sin was (very) great": original sin in Lurianic exegesis -- Exodus: The "other" Israel: the ╩╗erev rav (mixed multitude) as conversos -- Leviticus: The sin of becoming a woman: male homosexuality and the castration complex -- Numbers: Balaam, Moses, and the prophecy of the "other": a Lurianic vision for the erasure of difference -- Deuteronomy: the human and/as God: divine incarnation and the "image of God".
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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