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Moshe Idel

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300083798

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300083798.001.0001

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Secrecy, Binah, and Derishah

Secrecy, Binah, and Derishah

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(p.202) 7 Secrecy, Binah, and Derishah
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Absorbing Perfections
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Moshe Idel

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300083798.003.0008

This chapter is concerned with the existence of secrets within the Torah during late antiquity and the early Middle Ages. It also focuses on the concepts of binah and derishah. These are two verbs that occur within biblical literature and have respective careers within the domain of Jewish esoterica.

Keywords:   secrets, Torah, binah, derishah, biblical literature, Jewish esoterica

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