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Unformatted text preview: of creation. • 1) Torah as word of god (Drabar) Or name of God (Sem) Rabbinic: “The word of God” is often read as a reference to Torah (same with the name of God) • Preexistence of Torah and its role in creation ( PS 105.8, PS 33.6) • Counting of generations (26)—text says word was commanded 1000 generations, argument that torah remained hidden for 974 generations—proof of the preexistence of Torah Kabbalistic: 2) Torah as Wisdom (Hokmah)-architect Rabbinic: Proverbs 8.22-31—wisdom is personified as a woman who speaks Text has authority because it is considered to be a transcended knowledge and wisdom Rabbi’s do not talk about the levels of manifestation, they just intervene the aspects Kabbalistic: 3) Torah as Divine Language (Blueprint)— the fundamental language Rabbinic: Kabbalistic: 4) Torah as concrete text Rabbinic: Kabbalistic:...
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- Spring '09
- Judaism, Kabbalah, TORAH Veda