The following sections of Hekhalot Rabbati (hereafter HR) have been (1) Smith’s “Observations on Hekhalot Rabbati,” in Biblical and Other. (This is the fifth and final post of a series. To begin the series, click here.) “Oh–oh, the eyes are there. Always the eyes are there. Only the. HEKHALOT RABBATI היכלות רבתי THE GREATER TREATISE CONCERNING THE PALACES OF HEAVEN translated from the Hebrew and Aramaic by.

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Many motifs of later Kabbalah are based on the Hekhalot texts, and the Hekhalot literature itself is based upon earlier sources, including traditions about heavenly ascents of Enoch found among the Dead Sea scrolls and the Hebrew Bible pseudepigrapha. The hidden and manifest God: These cover a few different areas, including theology, metaphysics and epistemology with a slight shading in favour of continental and linguistic phiosophy. This Kabbalah -related article is a stub.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Since then I have contacted Jacobus Swart moderator of the Kabbalah Concepts group who advises me that, based on its matching with the fragments he has seen published in Scholem’s own work, the document is “assuredly” what it claims to be.

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Thank you for making this thought provoking piece of literature available. A couple of days ago I noticed – pretty much by accident – that Digital Brilliance are hosting a document purporting to be the translation of Hekhalot Rabbati by Morton Smith.

Hekhalot Rabbati: The Greater (Book of the Heavenly) Palaces

Early Jewish magic and mysticism connected with the palaces of heaven hekhalot and the chariot merkabah of Elijah by which he was carried up to heaven. The Hekhalot literature is post-rabbinical, and not a literature of the rabbis, but since it seeks to stand in continuity with the Rabbinic literature often pseudepigraphical. The other surviving treatises date from the 3rd to 7th cents.


Some of the Hekhalot texts are: Contemplation of the chariot chapters of Ezekiel are at least as bekhalot as Johanan ben Zakkaiand, following the discovery among the Cairo Genizah Fragments of an early text dabbati Johanan’s experience, it seems clear that Saul who became Paul practised this mysticism, and that this was the foundation of his many reported experiences, including the vision on the Damascus road.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Modern Language Association http: Ishmael describes his ascension and meeting with MetatronRabbato ha-Panimrzbbati Prince of Countenances; and Shi’ur Komah The Measurement of the Heightin which tabbati vision of God is described in anthropomorphic terms derived particularly from Song of Songs.

In this rather lengthy review Halperin is at pains to stress the lack of definable boundaries to Hekhalot “texts”; if it is indeed the case that there were at one point single units such as Hekhalot Rabbati or Hekhalot Zutarti the mauscripts we now possess make impossible the task of correct delineation.

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Ayin’s Razor: Hekhalot Rabbati – Morton Smith translation

Newer Post Older Post Home. I remain unimpressed by the way this useful philosophical tool is abused in the service of narrow-mindedness by people actively pursuing a reductionist agenda. Other similar texts are: I approach philosophy like art, not like science. The Hekhalot literature sometimes transliterated Heichalot from the Hebrew word for “Palaces”, relating to visions of ascents into heavenly palaces.

The concepts are deceptive but the text lends its self to simplistic elegance.

Retrieved from ” https: Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. As well as the two blogs here, I also have a more formal research blog at www. Don’t expect my ideas to be clear-cut or honed This page was last edited on 14 Julyat It remains the only full translation of the text. Jewish mystical texts Merkabah mysticism Kabbalah stubs. Home Religion Dictionaries thesauruses pictures and press releases Hekhalot and merkabah.


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Hekhalot literature

The title, by the way, is a reference to Occam’s Razor. Subscribe To Posts Atom. The Hekhalot literature is a genre of Jewish esoteric and revelatory texts produced some time between late antiquity — some believe from Talmudic times or earlier — to the Early Middle Ages. So, you can imagine my surprise. The PDF is available here: Retrieved 21 December About Me Ayin I’m an academic specialising in Jewish thought, theology and philosophy. About Ayin’s Razor This blog is used as an outlet for my thoughts on whatever topic occurs to me.

I also sometimes talk about music and politics. Posted by Ayin at This is a text I have seen referred to often, but only ever to mention that it exists and was never published.