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A little gematria I stumbled on.

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:24 am

The other day, I noticed something mildly interesting:

Take Aleph-Shin and throw a Yod in the middle, and you get אִישׁ, AISh, Man/Husband. Take Aleph-Shin and throw a Heh on the end, you get אִשָׁה, AShah, Woman/Wife.

I just thought that was interesting, the idea of the masculine and feminine elements of the divine name, YaH, each get added to ASh (a fire), to make husband and wife.
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Re: A little gematria I stumbled on.

Postby Hermitas » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:19 am

Very cool.

What always trips me out is the question of whether someone intentionally thought these things out and constructed the language or, even harder to believe, that something about it just *happened* to come into existence like that.
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Re: A little gematria I stumbled on.

Postby Jim Eshelman » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:36 pm

I agree very cool but, er, I'm pretty sure I included it in my translation and annotation of the Sefer Yetirah years ago <vbg>.

(I'll have to look.)

AH, here we go. SY 3:7. "He made the letter Alef king over Breath, and He bound unto it a Crown ; and He combined one with the other. He formed with them Air in the universe, the temperate in the year, and the chest in the soul: the male by AMSh and the female by AShM." Footnote: “Man,” AYSh, ish, is created by AMSh; while “woman,” ishah, AShH, is created by AShM. Meym, which was said in v. 4 to correspond to earth (in contrast to heaven) and in v. 6 to the belly (and thus, psycho-spiritually, to the Nefesh within which operate the de-sires and procreative energies), is converted, in man, to a Yod, and, in woman, to a Heh. It is in the lowest and most material expressions only that man and woman are thus differentiated.
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Re: A little gematria I stumbled on.

Postby Avshalom Binyamin » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:37 am

Indeed--not a new idea, just new to me :D
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Re: A little gematria I stumbled on.

Postby Hermitas » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:01 pm

I get amazed sometimes. How in the *heck* did this language come into being?

Angels seems a little too mythical, but then I remember there's that stuff that happens that just makes you shut your mouth, and I think... oh... Yeah, well... I, uh... see? There's... ah... a kind of "quality of intelligence"... and coincidence... that uh... well... over time can...

...

Angels.

smdh

Anybody got anything better?
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