xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Indiana studies in biblical literature.
Formatted Contents Note
Kabbala, new historicism, and the question of boundaries The Lurianic myth: a playbill Genesis: "And Adam's sin was (very) great": original sin in Lurianic exegesis Exodus: The "other" Israel: the ʻerev rav (mixed multitude) as conversos Leviticus: The sin of becoming a woman: male homosexuality and the castration complex Numbers: Balaam, Moses, and the prophecy of the "other": a Lurianic vision for the erasure of difference Deuteronomy: the human and/as God: divine incarnation and the "image of God".
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -345) and index.