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The term “gematria” comes from the Greek “geometria,” and the concept can be found in the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato. In rabbinic literature it first appears in the Baraita of the Thirty-two Rules, by Rabbi Eliezer in 200 CE. This text, which no longer exists except in references, elaborated 32 rules for interpreting the Bible. The 29th rule involved the use of gematria.
Sefer Yetzirah, the earliest kabbalistic text, believed to have been written in the 2nd century CE, was the first kabbalistic text to elaborate a system of gematria. This text is concerned with God’s creation of the universe through the powers of the Hebrew alphabet, and with the permutations of God’s name. The mystic practitioner could, it was believed, use this knowledge to harness the powers of creation. Sefer Yetzirah supposedly contains the instructions to create a golem, the legendary creature made out of mud, popularized by the Maharal of Prague in the 19th century.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: Creep Thumper
Likewise! I'm half Italian and, when not looing at ourselves in shop windows, we stick to our own wines.
The worst Italian wine? "Muh... I don't wana go to war"
ETA - Just checked "Merlot" on Urbandictionary; synonym for Cougar, so I quite agree.
that's astounding. So unscrupulous and such an admission of guilt.
originally posted by: queenofswords
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.253 📁
Sep 17 2018 19:33:16 (EST)
PANIC IN DC
D's offering to [KILL] sexual assault allegation v Judge K in exchange for immediate pullback of DECLAS.
POTUS: Judge K will be confirmed regardless…
No deals. Right?
St Paul's educated Astors, Vanderbilts and J.P Morgan jnr
Military academy graduate Donald Trump is now being investigated by prep school product Robert Mueller
Elite boarding school St Paul's now costs $60,000 a year - although it has also been caught up in a sex scandal which found 13 former faculty and staff had credible accusations of abuse between 1952 and 1999.
Q !!mG7VJxZNCI No.258 📁
Sep 17 2018 19:54:01 (EST)
PANIC IN DC
SESSIONS CLAS LETTER TO SC JUSTICES 1&2 RE: RECUSAL, UNRECUSAL, AND CLARITY RE: CONFLICTS BASED ON UNCLASSIFIED MATERIAL [TODAY].
HIGHEST COURT AUTHORITY APPROVAL
originally posted by: Creep Thumper
Is it my imagination or is Drudge moving left?