Hebrew and Aramaic Incantation Texts from the Cairo Genizah

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Lawrence Schiffmann
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1992 - Religion - 183 pages
In this volume, the authors assemble a group of Jewish incantation texts which were copied in the Middle Ages and preserved in the Cairo Genizah. Most of these texts, now in Cambridge University Library, are published here for the first time. All the texts are translated and provided with detailed philological and historical commentary, tracing the praxis and beliefs of the Jewish magical tradition of Late Antiquity. Their relation to Jewish legal and mystical teachings is also explored.
 

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