Sefer ha-Razim I und II – Das Buch der Geheimnisse I und II 978-3-16-149781-0 - Mohr Siebeck
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Sefer ha-Razim I und II – Das Buch der Geheimnisse I und II

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Hrsg. v. Bill Rebiger u. Peter Schäfer, in Zus.-Arb. m. Evelyn Burkhardt, Gottfried Reeg u. Henrik Wels

[Sefer ha-Razim I and II – The Book of Secrets I and II. Volume 1: Edition. Volume 2: Introduction, Translation and Commentary.]

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Two macroforms dating back to late antiquity are known under the Hebrew title Sefer ha-Razim (The Book of Secrets). The present edition considers this rather complex history of redaction and reception by presenting the different versions synoptically. This is the first publication of Sefer ha-Razim II. A translation of the standard version of both macroforms into German as well as a detailed commentary are included.
Two macroforms dating back to late antiquity are known under the Hebrew title Sefer ha-Razim (The Book of Secrets). Both are closely related in their history of tradition and redaction. Sefer ha-Razim I is a magical manual consisting of an introduction and seven chapters composed according to the cosmological scheme of seven heavens. Sefer ha-Razim II consists mainly of angelogical lists of names corresponding to the twelve months that are used for magical purposes. Both texts were repeatedly redacted and translated and widely received in Judaism as well as in Christianity. The present edition considers this rather complex history of redaction and reception by presenting the different versions synoptically. This is the first publication of Sefer ha-Razim II. A translation of the standard version of both macroforms into German as well as a detailed commentary are included.
Authors/Editors

Bill Rebiger ist wiss. Mitarbeiter an der Philipps-Universität Marburg und hat regelmäßige Lehraufträge am Institut für Judaistik an der FU Berlin.

Peter Schäfer Geboren 1943; 1968 Promotion; 1973 Habilitation; 1983–2008 Professor für Judaistik an der Freien Universität Berlin; 1998–2013 Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies und Professor of Religion an der Princeton University; seit 2014 Direktor des Jüdischen Museums Berlin.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Salesianum — 73 (2011), S. 165–167 (Rafael Vicent)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 53 (2009), S. 618
In: Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift — 65 (2011), S. 158–159 (P.W. van der Horst)
In: Journal for the Study of Judaism — 41 (2010), S. 422–423 (Johann Maier)
In: Gnostika — 45 (2010), S. 101–102 (K.-H. Schindler)
In: Journal of Ancient Judaism — 1 (2010), S. 125–126
In: Morgen-Glantz — 20 (2010), S. 351–355 (Andreas B. Kilcher)