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Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Early review of Scholem's "Jewish Gnosticism"
REPRINT REVIEW: Jewish Gnosticism, Merkabah Mysticism, and Talmudic Tradition, by Gershom G. Scholem. Professor Scholem's latest work is a scholar's book--in both sense of that phrase (FEB, 1961 BY JAKOB J. PETUCHOWSKI, Commentary Magazine). Scholem's Jewish Gnosticism is outdated now, but it is a classic that did much to define the field of Hekhalot Studies. For an early response to it, read this review.