The Feminine Messiah
King David in the Image of the Shekhinah in Kabbalistic Literature
Series: The Brill Reference Library of Judaism, Volume: 68
Author: Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel
In The Feminine Messiah: King David in the Image of the Shekhina in Kabbalistic Literature, Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel presents an in-depth study focusing on the centrality of the figure of King David in Jewish culture and mystical literature. King David is one of the most colorful, complex, and controversial personalities in Jewish lore. While numerous studies have focused on David's centrality to biblical literature and late antiquity, to date no comprehensive scholarly attempt has been made to investigate his image in Jewish kabbalistic literature. This innovative study also contributes to the understanding of the connection between the mystical and psychoanalytic perception of the self, as well as illuminating issues of gender fluidity, identity, and sexuality in medieval kabbalistic literature.
Copyright Year: 2021
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Publication Date: 30 Aug 2021
Publication Date: 02 Sep 2021
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