By James Davila
The Hekhalot literature is a motley selection of Hebrew and Aramaic records facing mystical topics pertaining particularly to God's throne-chariot. This quantity offers English translations of an eclectic textual content with serious equipment of lots of the significant Hekhalot texts.
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But since the original text of F and L are not readily available, for all unique readings in them for the Hekhalot Rabbati I give the text in the original language in transliteration parenthetically after the translation. The manuscripts used for the translation often include punctuation implying a particular grammatical interpretation of a passage. I have ignored all such punctuation unless there was a specific reason for noting it, and all punctuation in the translation is my own, based on the content and context of the text itself.
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In addition to the eighteen complete manuscripts he lists, I have been made aware in private correspondence with Benjamin Richler of four other complete copies. Details are given in Davila, “Prolegomena,” 208 n. 1. The discussion below is based on the eighteen complete manuscripts, since little information is currently available about the other four. 4 Schäfer, “Handschriften,” 169–171, 207; idem, Übersetzung, 2:XVI. 5 Schäfer, “Handschriften,” 176–177, 202; idem, Übersetzung, 2:XV. ” (Übersetzung, 2:XV n.