I am curious.
The Catholic Encyclopedia regarding the Book of Creation states:
“It professes to be a monologue of the patriarch Abraham…Of course, the Book of Creation does not go back to Abraham, as has been claimed by many Kabbalists. Its ascription by others to Rabbi Akiba (d. A.D. 120) is also a matter of controversy.”
Judaism 101 says:
“The Talmud contains vague hints of a mystical school of thought that was taught only to the most advanced students and was not committed to writing. There are several references in ancient sources to ma’aseh bereishit (the work of creation) and ma’aseh merkavah (the work of the chariot [of Ezekiel’s vision]), the two primary subjects of mystical thought at the time.”
So it appears, the 2 sources are contradicting each other.
My question is how can we know the Catholic Encyclopedia’s statement is true?
…and even if the Kabbalah was around during the time of Abraham…does that debunk Christianity in any way?