The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetical Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient World

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Weiser Books, Oct 1, 1999 - Religion - 296 pages
This study uses academic research to reach a conclusion many consider controversial - the Hebrew Qabalah has Greek origins. The author documents the use of the alphabet in philosophy, religion, oracles and magic in ancient history, focusing on the use of the qabalah in the Bible and Gnosticism.
 

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This book is extremely well researched and written. Mr Barry gave a complete historical background and exegesis of the ancient and modern Greek Alphabet. as to how it relates to isopsephy and Qabbalh.
I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the study of Qabbalah and its historical relationship to the middle eastern and western alphabets.
Carlo Vitale
 

Contents

HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET
1
THE ALPHABET AS NUMBER
19
PYTHAGORAS
27
THE VOWELS AND THE PLANETS
35
THE CONSONANTS THE ELEMENTS AND THE ZODIAC
53
SYMBOLISM OF INDIVIDUAL LETTERS
63
ORACLES AND INVOCATIONS
89
THE GNOSTICS
105
THE JEWS
171
GREEK QABALISTIC EXEGESIS
189
CONCLUSION
199
TABLES OF CORRESPONDENCES
203
DICTIONARY OF ISOPSEPHY
215
ANCIENT AUTHORS CITED
273
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
277
INDEX OF NUMBERS
284

THE ROMANS
127
THE CHRISTIANS
131
THE NEOPLATONISTS
157
INDEX
285
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
296
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