Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cabbala (Heb. Kabbal, to receive), the secret oral tradition as to the mystic meaning of the Pentateuch, reputed to have been received from God by Moses, and handed down to Joshua. In fact, however, it originated in Babylon during the captivity, and was put into writing by Simon ben Jochai about A.D. 125. It professes to give the mystic meaning of the Jewish system of theology and cosmogony, and even of every word and letter in the law.