Samael, Lilith, and the Concept of Evil in Early Kabbalah

@article{Dan1976SamaelLA,
  title={Samael, Lilith, and the Concept of Evil in Early Kabbalah},
  author={Joseph Dan},
  journal={Ajs Review-the Journal of The Association for Jewish Studies},
  year={1976},
  volume={5},
  pages={17-40}
}
  • Joseph Dan
  • Published 1976
  • History
  • Ajs Review-the Journal of The Association for Jewish Studies
The description of the divine world as a mythical struggle between good and evil is one of the basic symbols of the kabbalah, and a detailed mythology based on it is found in the Zohar late in the thirteenth century. The main source of the Zohar on this subject is a treatise by Rabbi Isaac ha-Kohen, called “On the Emanation on the Left,” written in Spain at the beginning of the second half of the thirteenth century, a generation before the Zohar. The problem studied here is: What were the… Expand
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