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Mystic Tales from the Zohar (Mythos)

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Zohar, or "brilliant light," is the central text of Kabbalah. In Jewish mystical tradition, it is the meeting of midrash (storytelling that expands on events in the Bible) and myth. This selection offers original translations of eight of the most well developed narratives in the Zohar along with notes and detailed commentary. The tales deal with the themes of sin and repentance, death, exile, redemption, and resurrection. Most importantly, they are stories, they are literature, and here they are finally analyzed as such. Using comparative information, Aryeh Wineman places the tales in their historical and etymological contexts. He cites a variety of theorists of myth, including Otto Rank, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell, all of whom sought to connect the motifs of the Zohar to universal motifs. He ties the stories to the tenets of Kabbalah, to one another, and to the world's universal symbols and meanings.

Synopsis:

Zohar, or "brilliant light," is the central text of Kabbalah. In Jewish mystical tradition, it is the meeting of midrash (storytelling that expands on events in the Bible) and myth. This selection offers translations of eight narratives in the Zohar along with notes and commentary.

Synopsis:

"Rather than merely identifying literary motifs in the stories, Wineman explains how these motifs convey metaphysical beliefs.... The volume is lovingly composed, meticulously edited and lucidly illustrated.... One could hardly ask for a fuller analysis.... A more reader-friendly book would be difficult to imagine."--Robert Segal, University of Lancaster

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: On the Zoharic Story3
Grief, Triumph, Expulsion19
The Book of Adam: Two Accounts35
The House of the World57
Death Postponed73
The Bridegroom's Silence89
A Retelling of Jonah107
A Tale of Sin and Repentance127
A Child's Tears and His Father's Resurrection143
About the Papercut Art: The Ten Sefirot159
Glossary167
Bibliography173

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691058337
Translator:
Wineman, Aryeh
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Translator:
Wineman, Aryeh
Author:
Wineman, Aryeh
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Judaism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
Cabala
Subject:
Mysticism -- Judaism.
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Religion
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology
Publication Date:
March 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 oz

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Product details 184 pages Princeton University Press - English 9780691058337 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Zohar, or "brilliant light," is the central text of Kabbalah. In Jewish mystical tradition, it is the meeting of midrash (storytelling that expands on events in the Bible) and myth. This selection offers translations of eight narratives in the Zohar along with notes and commentary.
"Synopsis" by , "Rather than merely identifying literary motifs in the stories, Wineman explains how these motifs convey metaphysical beliefs.... The volume is lovingly composed, meticulously edited and lucidly illustrated.... One could hardly ask for a fuller analysis.... A more reader-friendly book would be difficult to imagine."--Robert Segal, University of Lancaster
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