In the first post that I put up with notes from SBL, I mentioned that a Festschrift in honor of Rachel Elior was presented to her at a gathering of the Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism group. The volume was edited by Daphna Arbel and my former Marquette professor, Andrei Orlov.  You can check it out here:

With Letters of Light: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Jewish Apocalypticism, Magic and Mysticism (Ekstasis: Religious Experience from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, 2 ; eds. Daphna Arbel and Andrei Orlov, De Gruyter, 2010), forthcoming, $201.00, ISBN 978-3-11-022201-2.

The topics covered in this book are extremely interesting. You can see the Table of Contents here:

Like most academic books these days, the price is quite prohibitive (especially if you’re a poor student), but if you are interested in these topics, this looks like one that you won’t want to pass up!

And if you can’t get your hands on a copy yet, you can enjoy Orlov’s contribution to the volume here:

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