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Kabbalistic Manuscripts and Printed Books

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Author(s): Abrams, Daniel
The history of kabbalistic manuscripts and printed books are considered here, including the self-awareness of the Kabbalists to the written medium and the place of the technology of print and its implications for esotericism. Questions of the invention of the "kabbalistic manuscript" as a construct and "the kabbalistic library" as we know them today are also considered. ⸙Kabbalah (Hebrew: tradition) is a container term used for many different expressions of Jewish mystical and esoteric thinking and practice. There is a lively scholarly debate on the c…
Date: 2023-01-31