Ancient Jewish Magic: A History
Cambridge University Press, 3 באפר׳ 2008 - 483 עמודים
Gideon Bohak gives a pioneering account of the broad history of ancient Jewish magic, from the Second Temple to the rabbinic period. It is based both on ancient magicians' own compositions and products in Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek, and on the descriptions and prescriptions of non-magicians, to reconstruct a historical picture that is as balanced and nuanced as possible. The main focus is on the cultural make-up of ancient Jewish magic, and special attention is paid to the processes of cross-cultural contacts and borrowings between Jews and non-Jews, as well as to inner-Jewish creativity. Other major issues explored include the place of magic within Jewish society, contemporary Jewish attitudes to magic, and the identity of its practitioners. Throughout, the book seeks to explain the methodological underpinnings of all sound research in this demanding field, and to highlight areas where further research is likely to prove fruitful.
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LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - Maggie.Anton - LibraryThing
It is rare to find a nonfiction, scholarly book that is not only informative, but well-written and enjoyable. Bohak adds just a touch of humor to make this possibly dry topic a pleasure to read. His ... קרא סקירה מלאה
a contradiction in terms?
2 Jewish magic in the Second Temple period
3 Jewish magic in late antiquity the insider evidence
4 NonJewish elements in lateantique Jewish magic
5 How Jewish was ancient Jewish magic?
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