Read the latest magazines about Yetzirah and discover magazines on Yumpu. com. El SEPHER YETZIRAH en Español y · felizond. El SEPHER. Podemos entender como los poetas de la literatura Hebrea cuando se en su Libro el Sefer Yetzirah, denominada El Nombre de Dios en Hebreo, esta. Manuscritos Hebreos y Arameos de la Biblia (Rome, ), pp. This device was apparently also used by Saadia Gaon in his commentary on Sefer Yetzirah, p.
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This book seems to be a mystic work on the six days of creation, and corresponded in part to the small Midrash Seder Rabbah de-Bereshit. Hence the Sefirot must not be conceived as emanations in the ordinary sense of the word, but rather hbreo modifications of the will of God, which first changes to air, then becomes water, and finally fire, the last being no further removed from God than the first.
Both the macrocosm the universe and the microcosm man are viewed in this system as products of the combination and permutation of these mystic characters,  and such a use of the letters by the Jews for the formation of the Holy Yetzirahh for thaumaturgical purposes is attested by magic papyri that quote an “Angelic Book of Moses,” which was full of allusions to biblical names. According to modern historians, the origin of the text is unknown, and hotly debated.
Some scholars believe it might have an early medieval origin, while others emphasize earlier traditions appearing in the book. It may even henreo said that this work had a greater influence on the development of the Jewish mind than almost any other book after the wn of the Talmud.
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The book teaches that man is a free moral agent, and therefore a person is rewarded or punished for his or her actions. Selective influence on Western thought. God drew them, hewed them, combined them, weighed them, interchanged them, and through them produced the whole creation and everything that is destined to come into being” ii.
Their name is possibly derived from the fact yetziray as numbers express only the relations of two objects to each other, so the ten Sefirot are only abstractions yetzkrah not realities. The ascription of its authorship to the biblical patriarch Abraham shows the high esteem which it enjoyed for centuries.
The twelve espapl letters created the twelve signs of the zodiac, whose relation to the earth is always simple or stable; and to them belong the twelve months in time, and the twelve “leaders” in man.
Academic interest in Jewish mysticism. Isaiah Horowitz Abraham Azulai. Singer, Isidore ; et al. God’s covenant with Abraham is described as being two-fold:. Its Doctrines, Development and Literature.
They are designated as the instruments by which the real world, which consists of essence and form, was produced from the Sefirotwhich are merely formless essences. Mainstream displacement of rationalism with Kabbalah. The linguistic theories of the author of the Sefer Yetzirah eel an integral component of its philosophy, its other parts being astrological and Gnostic cosmogony.
Mystics of 16th-century Safed.
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An intimate relation exists between the Sefer Yetzirah and the later mystics; and although there is a marked difference between the later Kabbalah and the Sefer Yetzirah for instance, the Sefirot of the Kabbalists do not correspond to those of the Sefer Yetzirahthe system laid down in the latter is the first visible link in the development of Kabbalistic ideas.
Karppe, Etude sur les Origines. Sefer yetzirah, original text, short version.
As regards the relation of the two recensions, it may be said that the longer form contains entire paragraphs which are not found in the shorter, while the divergent arrangement of the fspaol often modifies the meaning essentially.
Isaac the Blind Rl. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat The three seasons of the year, winter, summer, and the rainy season, correspond to water, fire, and ruach in the same way as man consists of a head corresponding to firetorso represented by ruachand the other parts of the body equivalent to water.
Part of a series on Kabbalah Concepts. Views Read Edit View history. The author sums up this explanation in a single sentence: Mysticism in religious Zionism. Thus in the three prototypes of creation the contrasting elements fire and water are equalized by air; corresponding to this are the three “mothers” among the letters, the mute Mem contrasting with the hissing Shin, and both being equalized by Aleph. In other projects Wikisource.
The editio princeps Mantuacontains two recensions, which were used in the main by the commentators of the book as early as the middle of the 10th century. Both systems attach great importance to the power of the combinations and permutations of the letters in explaining the genesis and development of multiplicity espao, unity. Archived from the original on