- File Size: 1932 KB
- Print Length: 196 pages
- Publisher: Weiser Books (January 15, 1988)
- Publication Date: January 15, 1988
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008HTFMMC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Meditation and the Bible Kindle Edition
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While this book may be a radical view on the subject, it definitely gives the reader a lot to think about. The vision that Ezekiel saw is one great example, Kaplan's interpretation is different than any other I have read.
Chapter 7 is one that I will mention here too. I have learned from books that I have read recently that Psalms are a lot more than just songs of praise. Mr. Kaplan discussed the use of particular Psalms in meditation.
Aryeh Kaplan provides the best explanation of "Ruach" that I have found. His use of a glassblower as an analogy makes it easy to understand Ruach.
Another aspect I appreciate from Jewish authors is their comprehension and teaching what the Hebrew words can mean.
There are meanings that got lost in English translations of Scripture. Word plays and alternate meanings in Hebrew can be eye openers. Aryeh Kaplan shows that as well as any other authors I have read.
This is an interesting book and it's very well written. I learned some things that I hadn't thought about before. Glad that I read it.
I give this four out of five stars, for a very well-researched and thought provoking book, which is also a bit too hard to grasp without some background knowledge.