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The mechanics of providence : the workings of ancient Jewish magic and mysticism / Michael D. Swartz

Author/Creator:
Swartz, Michael D. author.
Publication:
Tùˆbingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2018]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series:
Texte und Studien zum antiken Judentum ; 0721-8753 172.
Texts and studies in ancient Judaism = Texte und Studien zum antiken Judentum, 0721-8753 ; 172
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Subjects:
Jewish magic.
Magic in rabbinical literature.
Mysticism -- Judaism -- History.
Cabala -- History.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Summary:
Back cover: What effect did the phenomena we call magic and mysticism have on the shaping of Judaism in late antiquity? Michael D. Swartz offers a wide-ranging study of the purposes, world-views, ritual dynamics, literary forms, and social settings of ancient Jewish magic and mysticism and their function in religion and history.
Notes:
Revised from previously published studies. See Preface, page [ix] and Acknowledgements, pages xii-xiii.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-314) and indexes
ISBN:
9783161550027
3161550021
9783161566820
3161566823
OCLC:
1059260417