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By Gideon Bohak

ISBN-10: 0521180988

ISBN-13: 9780521180986

ISBN-10: 0521874572

ISBN-13: 9780521874571

Gideon Bohak offers a pioneering account of the extensive background of historical Jewish magic, from the second one Temple to the rabbinic interval. it truly is established either on old magicians' personal compositions and items in Aramaic, Hebrew and Greek, and at the descriptions and prescriptions of non-magicians, to reconstruct a historic photograph that's as balanced and nuanced as attainable. the focus is at the cultural makeup of historic Jewish magic, and specific consciousness is paid to the approaches of cross-cultural contacts and borrowings among Jews and non-Jews, in addition to to inner-Jewish creativity. different significant concerns explored contain where of magic inside Jewish society, modern Jewish attitudes to magic, and the identification of its practitioners. all through, the booklet seeks to give an explanation for the methodological underpinnings of all sound study during this not easy box, and to spotlight components the place extra learn is probably going to end up fruitful.

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