Golem: Jewish Magical and Mystical Traditions on the Artificial Anthropoid by Moshe Idel

Golem: Jewish Magical and Mystical Traditions on the Artificial Anthropoid by Moshe Idel

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Idel’s thesis is that the role of the golem concept in Judaism was to confer an exceptional status to the Jewish elite by bestowing it with the capability of supernatural powers deriving from a profound knowledge of the Hebrew language and its magical and mystical values.

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