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These are from some teachings of Kabbalah from around the 1600-1700's. Now in the end they have the connection with the divine as it's ultimate goal, the "knowing" of Yaweh through the practices of the tree of life or the ten Sefirot, but it is interesting how some of their ideas and meditations closely resemble the Buddhist teachings.
The word for knowledge, da'ath, has a technical meaning. When the Bible was translated into Greek, the word da'ath was translated as gnosis. Da'ath has a very peculiar status in Kabbalah, being a kind of non-existent, a nothingness. In modern Hermetic Kabbalah it is sometimes represented a hole or gate into an abyss of consciousness. (This can almost sound like the pali suññatā and it is interesting that the word for knowledge is associated with emptiness.)
Da'ath has a dual aspect; on one hand it is our knowledge of the world of appearance, the body of facts which constitute our beliefs and prop up the illusion of identity and ego and separateness. On the other hand it is revelation, objective knowledge, what is often referred to as gnosis. The transition between the knowledge of the world of appearance and revelation entails the experience of the abyss, the abolition of the sense of ego, the negation of identity. From within the abyss any identity is possible. It is chaos, unformed. It contains, as it were, the seeds of identity. It is from this point that an infinity of gates open, each one a gateway to a mode of being. (Sounds like realization of anatta and the attainment of no-mind or the point before we become a personality/ego/self.)
Now I am not entirely confident in my knowledge of Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, I have only briefly studied it, but much of what I did learn closely paraleled much of what the Buddha taught. I wonder if his teachings found their way to the Jewish people and were incorporated into their evolving religion, or perhaps their discoveries of the mind mirrored what the Buddha found. Since the Jews hold deeply to their God, maybe they used Him as the archtype for the things they found in the mind. Do you think that the attainment of Keter (crown, God, supreme consciousness) could be the Buddha's Nibbana? There are a lot of other things involved in Kabbalah that do not resemble anything the Buddha taught, but the really important, key teachings do. I am always surprised by the similarities between them. If anyone has any other information on this please feel free to share it.