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By John Ferguson

Starting from Christian mystical theology to Sufism, from the traditional philosophers to the Cambridge Platonists, from visionaries akin to William Blake and the writer of The Cloud of Unknowing to the position performed by means of medicines, yoga, tune and the dance, this Encyclopaedia offers crucial info at the manifold features of mysticism and may function a complete and beneficial paintings of reference for a few years to return. contains 2 hundred illustrations.

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A Textual Note on Jubilees 7:4;' JBL 124 (2005}: 745-49. For other examples of such confusions, see Charles, The Book oflubi­ lees or the Little Genesis (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1902}, xxx. 12 The Manuscript Tradition of jubilees Epiphanius (ca. 315-403) : The bishop of Salamis (Constantia) on Cy­ prus wrote two major works, in both of which he made brief use of Jubilees. The Panarion ( The Medicine Chest; Against Heresies is the Greek ti­ tle) : He composed this compilation of what he considered deviant views in a two-to-three-year period during the mid-370s.

Can one speak of the worldview of an en­ tire composition if the work is the product of a complex process of literary development? 1. E. Wiesenberg, "The Jubilee of Jubilees," RevQ 3 (1961): 3-40. 2. J. C. VanderKam, "Studies in the Chronology of the Book of jubilees;' in VanderKam, From Revelation to Canon: Studies in Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Litera­ ture, JSJSup 62 (Lei den: Brill, 2000 ), 522-44 (here 532-40 ) ; trans. of "Das chronologische Konzept des Jubilaenbuches," ZAW 107 (1995): 8o-1oo.

But Jubilees is only one of several works that mentions the name, and the reading is not certain. 8 The Manuscript Tradition of Jubilees 3rd ed. (Leipzig: F. Nies, 1853; reprinted, Jerusalem: Wahrmann B ooks, 1967), third part, pp. 155-56. It begins: "This is the book of remedies that the first sages copied from the book of Shem, Noah's son, which was transmitted to Noah at Mt. " While the first part of the short text looks very much like the section in Jubilees and thus can, in some places, be used in evaluating some details in the text,2 1 The Book ofAsaph does not constitute an extended quotation from Jubilees.

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