Class Insights: Jewish Magic Texts


Desire for learning Torah and Mishnah better

Specific rules

Assumes you know the context

Invocation of rabbis as authority figures


Need for passwords or "seals"

Secret knowledge

Angelic figures

female divine figure: Sophia, Norea

Hellenistic Piety:

Figure of Asclepius

Ritual instructions

Female divine figure: Isis, Fortuna