THE JEWISH CABALA AND THE SEeRET NAMES OF GOD BY The system of J ewish mysticism known as the Cabala dates back to the period of the Talmudists, and its roots, like those of other forms of theosophy, are planted in a variety of soils, Neoplatonic, Oriental, Jewish, and Gnostic. As we shall see, its advocates affirmed that it embodied a secret estoteric revelation of divine truth entrusted to Moses at Mount Sinai. Some even went so for as to claim that God had revealed it to Adam at the very dawn of human history. Those who were persuaded of the trustworthiness of the accounts of its divine origin regarded the Cabala, not unnaturally, as the ne plus ultra of wisdom and lmowledge - a gnosis confined to the few who, from generation to generation, were worthy to receive it, whereas the mass of the populace had to be content with the cruder 'exoteric deposit of the canonical scriptures. It is with the Chrlstian interpretation of the Cabala that we are particularly concemed here. The pioneer in Christian cabalistic studies was that remarkable scholar of the Italian Renaissance, PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA (1463-1494). He was the first of a
Philosophia Reformata – Brill
Published: Feb 20, 1956
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