Mysticism is not new to Judaism. It dates back at least to the 6th century BCE with Ezekiel’s visions of the divine chariot (called merkavah mysticism) in Isaiah. In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. …
Judaism is the religion and faith based on the covenant between God and the Children of Israel as described in the Hebrew Bible. Read articles about Judaism below.
Mysticism is difficult to define, largely because it encompasses so many different practices and beliefs – from Catholicism to Kabbalah.
Should we use apocryphal books like the Book of Enoch as reference when we look at biblical history?
The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered between 1947-1956, are a collection of scrolls found within several caves along the shore of the Dead Sea.
Moloch was the god of the Ammonites, portrayed as a bronze statue with a calf’s head adorned with a royal crown and seated on a throne.
An overview of the 4 main sects of Judaism as described by Josephus.
Here’s a brief history of Judaism from Antiquity to the Destruction of the Second Temple in 70CE.
The modern term “Gnosticism” refers to a collection of ideas that arose during the early stages of Christianity.
Lilith is the first wife of Adam in Jewish mythology before Eve.
The name Belphegor is a corruption of the biblical name Baal-Peor, the god of the Moabites.
Azazel is the chief of the Se’irim, or goat-demons, who haunted the desert and to whom most primitive Semitic tribes offered sacrifices.
Boccaccini traces the lineage of Jewish texts and looks for where the Qumran community fits in with Jewish literature.