Having recently completed Gershom Scholem’s monumental work on Sabbatai Sevi, I think I can safely begin.
Scholem’s introduction to the Sabbatian movement was 102 pages long. Well done, I say. I’ve always thought trying to get proper bearings was necessary before setting sail, which is what I’ll be trying to do. I know the analogy is better suited to The Odyssey but always having had a strong pacifistic streak, I feel a little awkward saying sharpening my swords – unless, of course, they’re being made into plowshares, which I am pretty sure is not the case in The Iliad.