A Seal Within a Seal: The Imprint of Sufism in Abraham Abulafia's Teachings

A Seal Within a Seal: The Imprint of Sufism in Abraham Abulafia's Teachings © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Medieval Encounters 12,2 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Sefer ha-Haim , in Metzaref ha-Sechel , ed. A. Gross ( Jerusalem: n.p., 2001), 83. 2 See H. Hames, “From Calabria Cometh the Law and the Word of the Lord from Sicily: The Holy Land in the Thought of Joachim of Fiore and Abraham Abula fi a,” Mediterranean Historical Review 20, no. 2 (2005): 187-99; and my forthcoming book, Like Angels on Jacob’s Ladder: Abraham Abula fi a, the Franciscans and Joachimism (Albany: State University of New York Press). A SEAL WITHIN A SEAL: THE IMPRINT OF SUFISM IN ABRAHAM ABULAFIA’S TEACHINGS HARVEY J. HAMES And he said that the Messiah is soon to come for he is already born, and he continued along these lines saying and I am that man. . . . And he said that he is the seventh of the prophets and he commanded him to go to Rome to do all that he did. . . . 1 For a signi fi cant period of his life, Abraham Abula fi a (ca. 1240-90) believed that he was not only a prophet but also the expected messiah, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Medieval Encounters Brill

A Seal Within a Seal: The Imprint of Sufism in Abraham Abulafia's Teachings

Medieval Encounters, Volume 12 (2): 153 – Jan 1, 2006

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Medieval Encounters 12,2 Also available online – www.brill.nl 1 Sefer ha-Haim , in Metzaref ha-Sechel , ed. A. Gross ( Jerusalem: n.p., 2001), 83. 2 See H. Hames, “From Calabria Cometh the Law and the Word of the Lord from Sicily: The Holy Land in the Thought of Joachim of Fiore and Abraham Abula fi a,” Mediterranean Historical Review 20, no. 2 (2005): 187-99; and my forthcoming book, Like Angels on Jacob’s Ladder: Abraham Abula fi a, the Franciscans and Joachimism (Albany: State University of New York Press). A SEAL WITHIN A SEAL: THE IMPRINT OF SUFISM IN ABRAHAM ABULAFIA’S TEACHINGS HARVEY J. HAMES And he said that the Messiah is soon to come for he is already born, and he continued along these lines saying and I am that man. . . . And he said that he is the seventh of the prophets and he commanded him to go to Rome to do all that he did. . . . 1 For a signi fi cant period of his life, Abraham Abula fi a (ca. 1240-90) believed that he was not only a prophet but also the expected messiah, and

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