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The Resource Keter : the crown of God in early Jewish mysticism, Arthur Green

Keter : the crown of God in early Jewish mysticism, Arthur Green

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Keter : the crown of God in early Jewish mysticism
Title
Keter
Title remainder
the crown of God in early Jewish mysticism
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Green
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Keter is a close reading of fifty relatively brief Jewish texts, tracing the motif of divine coronation from Jewish esoteric writings of late antiquity to the Zohar, written in thirteenth-century Spain. In the course of this investigation Arthur Green draws a wide arc including Talmudic, Midrashic, liturgical, Merkavah, German Hasidic, and Kabbalistic works, showing through this single theme the spectrum of devotional, mystical, and magical views held by various circles of Jews over the course of a millennium or more. The first portion of the work deals with late antiquity, emphasizing the close relationship between texts of what is often depicted as "normative" Judaism and their mystical/magical analogues. The mythic imagination of ancient Judaism, he suggests, is shared across this spectrum. The latter portion of the work turns to the medieval Jews who inherited this ancient tradition and its evolution into Kabbalah, where keter plays a key role as the first of the ten divine emanations or sefirot. The nature of these sefirot as symbols and the emergence of a structured and hierarchical symbolism out of the mythic imagery of the past are key themes in these later chapters. As a whole, Keter takes the reader on an exciting tour of the interior landscapes of the Jewish imagination, offering some remarkable insights into the nature of mystical and symbolic thinking in the Jewish tradition. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Arthur
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crown of God in rabbinical literature
  • Mysticism
  • Cabala
  • RELIGION
  • Cabala
  • Crown of God in rabbinical literature
  • Mysticism
Label
Keter : the crown of God in early Jewish mysticism, Arthur Green
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Name on the Crown
  • CHAPTER SIX. Crowns, Tefillin, and Magic Seals
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. The Angels Crowned
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. Israel Crowned at Sinai
  • CHAPTER NINE. Coronation and Marriage
  • CHAPTER TEN. Medieval Reconsiderations
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. The Hymn of Glory
  • CHAPTER TWELVE. The Way to Kabbalah
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN. Sefer ha-Bahir
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN. The Early Kabbalah
  • Frontmatter
  • APPENDIX. Original Texts of Principal Primary Source Citations
  • Bibliography
  • Selective Index of Texts
  • General Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • CHAPTER ONE. Ancient Israel: Crowns Above and Below
  • CHAPTER TWO. Coronation and Qedushah
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Heavenly Coronation: Primary Texts
  • CHAPTER FOUR. God's Crown and Israel's Prayer
Control code
ocn889251211
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7361zx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251211
Label
Keter : the crown of God in early Jewish mysticism, Arthur Green
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Name on the Crown
  • CHAPTER SIX. Crowns, Tefillin, and Magic Seals
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. The Angels Crowned
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. Israel Crowned at Sinai
  • CHAPTER NINE. Coronation and Marriage
  • CHAPTER TEN. Medieval Reconsiderations
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. The Hymn of Glory
  • CHAPTER TWELVE. The Way to Kabbalah
  • CHAPTER THIRTEEN. Sefer ha-Bahir
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN. The Early Kabbalah
  • Frontmatter
  • APPENDIX. Original Texts of Principal Primary Source Citations
  • Bibliography
  • Selective Index of Texts
  • General Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • CHAPTER ONE. Ancient Israel: Crowns Above and Below
  • CHAPTER TWO. Coronation and Qedushah
  • CHAPTER THREE. The Heavenly Coronation: Primary Texts
  • CHAPTER FOUR. God's Crown and Israel's Prayer
Control code
ocn889251211
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt7361zx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251211

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