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A. Jellinek in editing chh. from a MS. that correspond to chh. 3 1-15, 23-48 A of the present book does not give any opinion as to . bergeshohe . the time of origin. Louis Ginzberg, in enumerating the mystic works "of Ga'onic 1 Etudes sur les origines et la nature du Zohar, Paris, 1901, ch. iv: 'La Mercabah au temps des Gaonim,' pp. 37 seqq. Karppe knows no more than Gratz of the Hebrew Book of Enoch. The Sefaer H anoic stands for the fragment inserted after letter Aleph in A. R. 'Aq. 2 In Diejudische Mystik und Kabbala in Winter und Wiinsche, jfudische Literatur, iii.

In kurzer Zeit ihren The absence in Pirqe de R. '-^licezcer (between 809 and 813) of any reference to Enoch-Metatron and the Si'ur Qoma is to Gratz a further evidence that the mystical writings were not in existence at that time. g. D. ). ) Gratz's interest in fixing the date to the beginning of the ninth century is due to his desire to maintain the Islamitic origin of the 1 The parallel, Tos. on Hullin 60 a, cites from Yuhasin, ace. to the reading a preserved in En Ya' qob. The printed Talmud editions have Sefeer Yosifon.

48 A, seems to be due more to the traditional phraseology adopted from the apocalyptic patterns used, than to actual experience of a real persecution. Furthermore, " a tendency noticeable in chh. 44 7 10 , 48 A towards assigning the real cause of the downfall of Israel to the wicked within the there is nation and to the dearth of righteous and 'pious' men, and towards focussing the reader's mind on this aspect. e. redaction) such as the Jewish colonies in Babylonia during the third and fourth centuries, when the Jews enjoyed a perfect tolerance from the Sassanian rulers.

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