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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Benton, the Hebrew grammatical sspaol places its origin closer to the period of the Mishna[8] around the 2nd century CE. Singer, Isidore ; et al. Kabbalistic reasons for the Mitzvot.

The last sentence describes how God “connects” the 22 letters of the Torah to Abraham’s tongue, and reveals its secret to Abraham. In addition to these two principal recensions of the text, both versions contain a number of variant readings which have not yet been examined critically. Pages using web citations with no URL CS1 uses Hebrew-language script he CS1 Hebrew-language sources he Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the Jewish Encyclopedia Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the Jewish Encyclopedia u a Wikisource reference Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the Jewish Encyclopedia Webarchive template wayback links Yetzirqh containing Hebrew-language text All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external yetzzirah from May Articles with permanently dead external links.

The longer recension, on the other hand, was little known, the form given in the editio princeps of the Sefer Yetzirah being probably a copy of the text found in Donnolo’s commentary. Sefer Yetzirah’ s appendix vi.

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Their name is possibly derived from the fact that as numbers express only the relations of two objects to each other, so the ten Sefirot are only abstractions and not realities. The twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet are classified both with reference to the position of the vocal organs een producing the sounds, and with regard to sonant intensity. WestcottSepher YezirahLondon; French: Archived from the original PDF on The ascription of its authorship to the biblical patriarch Abraham shows the high esteem which it enjoyed for centuries.


Academic interest in Jewish mysticism. The water formed the earth; heaven was produced from the fire; and the hbereo produced the air between heaven and earth. To harmonize the biblical statement of the creation ” ex nihilo ” with the doctrine of the primordial elements, the Sefer Yetzirah assumes a double creation, one ideal and the other real.

Since there is a specific Hebrew word for the creation of the cosmos briah it is more likely that the meaning refers to formation, or formed-object, or both.

The essential elements of the book are characteristic of the 3rd or hebfeo century; for a work of this nature, composed in the Geonic period could have been cast only in the form of Jewish gnosis, which remained stationary after the 4th century, if indeed it yftzirah not already become extinct. The author sums up this explanation in a single sentence: Espakl first sentence of the book reads: Thus, the name Sefer Yetzirah could refer to the act of creating or forming the cosmos, or to the cosmos itself, or both.

Yetzirah is more literally translated as “Formation”; the word Briah is used for “Creation”. 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.

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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. The Sefer Yetzirah is exceedingly difficult to understand on account of its obscure style.

Archived from the original on The letters are distinguished, moreover, by the intensity of the sound necessary to produce them, and are accordingly divided into:. In the beginning, however, these three substances had only a potential existence, and came into actual being only by means of the three letters Aleph, Mem, Shin; and as these are the principal parts of speech, so those three substances are the elements from which the cosmos has been formed.

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From these premises the Sefer Yezirah draws the important conclusion that “good and evil” have no real existence, for since everything in nature can exist only by means of its contrast, a thing may be called good or evil according to its influence over man by the natural course of the contrast.


Although most Muslims believe this book to have long perished it is speculated that this may be a reference to Sefer Yetzirah as Jewish tradition generally ascribes authorship of that book to Abraham.

Modern scholars have not reached consensus on the question of its origins.

Mysticism after Spanish expulsion. The seven double letters produced the seven planets, the “seven days,” and the seven apertures in man two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, and one mouth. The Clementine writings present another form of gnosis which agrees in many points with the Sefer Yetzirah. The linguistic theories of the author of the Sefer Yetzirah are an integral component of its philosophy, its yetziraah parts being astrological and Gnostic cosmogony.

Again, eh the seven double letters vary, being pronounced either hard or soft, so the seven planets are in continuous movement, approaching or receding from the earth. This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat The historical origin of the Sefer Yetzirah was placed by Reitzenstein Poimandresp.

The eytzirah are those organs which perform functions in the body independent of the outside world, being the hands, feet, kidneys, gall, intestines, stomach, liver, pancreas, and spleen; and they are, accordingly, subject to the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

The shorter version was also used by most of the later commentators, such as Judah b. Karppe, Etude sur les Origines.

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.

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