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Metatron And The Treasure Of Gold: Notes On A Dream Inquiry Text From The Cairo Genizah

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In 1927 some 50 fragments from the Cairo Genizah found in the Freer collection were published by Richard Gottheil and William Worell. Two of them were classified by the authors as "charm&t;. One was rightly identified by them as a charm of protection from various afflictions. The peoples in Antiquity shared a view that a dream can be and in many instances is a meaningful message sent to a person from the gods. In Antiquity dream inquiries were usually performed in the temples, the place where the human and the divine realms met and mingled. Dreams mentioned in the Bible are thus mostly of the theophany type, where God's message is delivered clearly and not through riddles or symbols. The author tells the Practices of Dream Inquiry amounts to three methods,kissing the coffin of the deceased, turning the garment and sitting on a broom.

Keywords: Antiquity; Cairo Genizah; Dream Inquiry; Richard Gottheil; William Worell



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