Moshe Idel - Language, Torah, and Hermeneutics in Abraham Aulafia
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Abraham Aulafia, the founder of the ecstatic Kabbalah, exposed a mysticism that incudes a deep interest in language as a universe itself, to be studied as the philosophers study nature, in order to attain higher knowledge than natural science and speculative philosophy. The status of Hebrew as the natural, intellectual and primordial language is discussed against the background of the medieval speculations regarding this topic.
Abulafia proposed an elaborate hermeneutical system, unique in the whole Kabbalistic literature, for both its systematic exposition and the eccentric exegetical devices it describes.