The article discusses discussing a small group of magical fragments from the Cairo Genizah – most of which still unpublished – which describe and give instructions on how to perform a specific dream technique known as sheʾelat ḥalom (literally, dream request). Based on the specific content and forms of the dreams associated with the sheʾelat ḥalom, the articles offers a reconstruction of how ancient Jews dreamt – or, more correctly, how they expected to perceive their dreams. The article shows that the dreams associated with the sheʾelat ḥalom were in part shaped according to an oneiric imagination and ideology that can be traced back at least to Late Antiquity.

“Immaginazione e modelli onirici tardo antichi nei frammenti magici della Genizah del Cairo.”

Alessia Bellusci
2018-01-01

Abstract

The article discusses discussing a small group of magical fragments from the Cairo Genizah – most of which still unpublished – which describe and give instructions on how to perform a specific dream technique known as sheʾelat ḥalom (literally, dream request). Based on the specific content and forms of the dreams associated with the sheʾelat ḥalom, the articles offers a reconstruction of how ancient Jews dreamt – or, more correctly, how they expected to perceive their dreams. The article shows that the dreams associated with the sheʾelat ḥalom were in part shaped according to an oneiric imagination and ideology that can be traced back at least to Late Antiquity.
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