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Gershom Scholem opened up a once esoteric world of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah, to concerned students of religion: a tradition of repeated attempts to achieve and portray direct experiences of God. A history of the Kabbalah before the Zohar, this book analyzes the leading ideas of Jewish mysticism up to the period of its classical formulation.

Originally published in German under the title Ursprung und Anfänge der Kabbala Copyright © 2001 by Varda Books Original copyright © 1962 by Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin English translation copyright © 1987 by The Jewish Publication Society First English edition All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America This ebook has been published with permission of The Jewish Publica-tion Society ( Philadelphia). The printed book, which served as a basis for this book is catalogued by the Library of Congress thus: Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Scholem, Gershom Gerhard, 1897– 1982 Origins of the Kabbalah. Translation of: Ursprung und Anfänge der Kabbala. Bibliography: p. Includes index. 1. Cabala— History. 2. Sefer ha- bahir. I. Werblowsky, R. J. Zwi ( Raphael Jehudah Zwi), 1924– . II. Title. BM526. S363513 1987 296.1’ 6 86– 7381 ISBN 0– 691– 07314– 7 Designed by ADRIANNE ONDERDONK DUDDEN New ISBN 1- 59045- 646- 7 Reader PDF No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage retrieval system, except for brief passages in connection with a critical review, without permission in writing from the publisher: Varda Books, 9001 Keating Avenue, Skokie, Illinois, USA Prepared as an ebook by Varda Graphics, Inc. For use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. To purchase Scholar PDF version with advanced functionality, go to www. publishersrow. com

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