Book of Amulets and Medical Remedies, Continental 18th Century (45474)

פעולת וקמיעות - Manuscript - Kabbalah

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Lot Number: 45474
Title (English): Book of Amulets and Medical Remedies
Title (Hebrew): פעולת וקמיעות
Note: Manuscript - Kabbalah
City: Continental
Publication Date: 18th Century
Estimated Price: $1,000.00 USD - $2,000.00 USD
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Physical Description

[60] pp., 181:111 mm., light staining, ink on paper, neat Ashkenazic rabbinic cript, many kabbalistic illustrations. Not bound.

 

Detail Description

Amulets are frequently mentioned in talmudic literature. The term used is kame'a or kami'a (pl. kemi'ot or kemi'in), a word whose origin is obscure. The written kame'a was a parchment inscribed with one or more quotations from a variety of sources, including the Scriptures (cf. Shab. 61b). Later amulets were inscribed with quotations relevant to their specific purpose. The text of the Priestly Blessing (Num. 6:24–26) was considered effective against the "evil eye." Permutations and combinations of the letters of the different names of G-d were frequently used; names of angels were also very common. Amulets subsequently merged with the Kabbalah and came to be known as "practical Kabbalah." Many mystical texts, such as the Sefer Yezirah and the Sefer Razi'el, contain instructions for the preparation of amulets and other charms, for a variety of purposes.

 

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