Maʿase bereshit: Ishmael ben Elisha: of the type known as maʿase bereshit (“ work of creation”) and several in the genre of maʿase Merkava (“work of the. Hagigah , Genesis Rabbah and , the Memar Marqah, and Philo of Alexandria (Yehuda Liebes, “Maase Bereshit and Maase. Maase Bereshit. By Youval Taieb. • 7 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. Hashev. 6: 2. Zichronot David. 3. Tzur Avotai. 4. Tchinat Moshe.

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The Magnes Press,p. Does not the cosmos as distinct from the pleromasealed by means of the six permutations of Yao in the Book Yesirahconstitute a sort of monotheistic parallel, perhaps even inspired by polemical intentions, to this Valentinian myth? Griffith and Thompson state that the 3d century CE manuscript is closely connected with the Greek magical papyri from Egypt of the same era, but is heavy in Egyptian mythology.

Or did we lull Him to eternal sleep? Fontana Press,p. But whom hypnotizes whom?

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Nunc cognosco ex parte: What is the other ninety percent doing? The multiverse told me. We do not know whether the things afflicting us are the secret beginning of our ulterior happiness or not. If you have electronic versions, please send them along. It is difficult not to suspect a relation here between Jewish conceptions and those bereshiit Gnosticism and syncretism.


Numerous sources forbid discussion of the secrets of creation, including b. He continues with Lacan:. I dreamt about it all night long.

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I will post them here. Gershom Scholem, Origins of the Kabbalah, pp. I sense synchronicity everywhere. The Syriac letters God himself engraved on a stone tablet, like the Law, with Maaes hand and finger. I do not believe in coincidence.

And is it truly eternal? Professor Reuvens focused on the gnostic nature of the MS, which includes names of spirits, gods and demons from Egyptian, Syrian and Jewish traditions, but closer scrutiny revealed that it was not so thoroughly gnostic as initially perceived. Videmus nunc per speculum in aenigmate: Jewish writers addressing the creation of berehit from language do so in Hebrew, because the topic is best addressed in that language, or because they seek to reserve the subject for themselves.

I was an amateur metaphysician in those days, and some will think that I still am.

The Imaginary register is reflective, like a mirror, and therefore confined to the self. But the statement also could signify that today one of the letters of the alphabet is missing completely: Elsewhere in the text, they also represent the seven creatures in possession of a voice.


Borges, though, has read all books. ConversationsUniversity Press of Mississippi,p. But I did not just stumble across it. In another text of manifestly Jewish-syncretistic character, beresuit similarly find the name Iaoas an invocation that consolidates the world in its limits, a perfect analogy to the sealing in Yesirah: Wolfson, Alef, Mem, Tau: This work is in the public domain in the United States, and in those countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus years or less.

The British Museum entry mazse that the papyrus was sold in two parts in Thebes, with the first part going to London and the second to Leiden.