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By Moshe Idel

In this wide-ranging dialogue of Kabbalah -- from the magical developments of medieval Judaism to trendy Hasidism -- one of many world's most well known students considers varied visions of the character of the sacred textual content and of the ways to interpret it.

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Cataloging-in-Publication Data Idel, Moshe, 1947- Absorbing perfections: Kabbalah and interpretation / Moshe Idel. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-300-08379-3 (alk. paper) 1. Cabala—History. 2. Bible. T. , Jewish. I. Title. 1’6—dc21 2001006563 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources.

In the final stage, the generosity of Jeffrey Neuman helped see this book into print. INTRODUCTION I. ARCANIZATION AND EXEGETICAL METHODS Two main processes informed most of the speculative hermeneutical corpora in the postbiblical forms of Judaism. The first is the expansion of the relevance of the content of the canonical texts to increasingly more cosmological, theosophical, intellectual, and psychological realms than those ancient texts themselves claimed to engage. This expansion is often related to processes of arcanization, secretive understandings of the canonical texts understood as pointing to these realms in allusive ways: anagrammatic, numerical, allegorical, or symbolic.

S. Copyright Law and except by reviewers for the public press), without written permission from the publishers. , Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. Printed in the United States of America by Vail-Ballou Press, Binghamton, New York. Cataloging-in-Publication Data Idel, Moshe, 1947- Absorbing perfections: Kabbalah and interpretation / Moshe Idel. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-300-08379-3 (alk. paper) 1. Cabala—History. 2. Bible. T. , Jewish. I. Title. 1’6—dc21 2001006563 A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

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