From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Four
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"The Tree of Life, the Ten Holy Emanations
- the Sephira (Sefiroth), the Divine Names"
To see the connection to Enoch's translation to heaven
and also Names of Angels in Genesis,
but specifically to see the term Malachim in Genesis, whose leader is Raphael.
Ecclesiastes 1:1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
1:2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
The Kabbala states that King Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:2, treated the seven vanities (Heb. hebel, heh’-bel, hevel, or rarely habel, hab-ale’, from the primary root habal, haw-bal’, lead astray, also see ‘awen, shaw’, Gr. kenos, mataiotes, means emptiness, vanity, worthlessness, futility) upon which the world stands, namely seven pillars, the seven firmaments, seven earths, seven hells, and seven heavens, leaving the heaven of heavens, which is Araboth translated as 'clouds', derived from the root A R B, which means something mixed.
As seen in Psalm 68:4 "heavens" equates to the Hebrew word ‘arabah, ar-aw-bawz’; from Heb. ‘arab, aw-rab’; a primary root to braid, intermix; thus (in the sense of sterility); a desert; generally the sterile valley of the Jordan and its continuation to the Red Sea: -- Arabah, champaign, desert, evening, heaven, plain, wilderness.
The seven pillars of wisdom are mentioned but not defined
Proverbs 9:1 "WISDOM hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:"
The philosophy here is there are two paths as stated in Proverbs 9:6 -
- one to the foolish
- and one to the way of understanding [defined in verse 10, i.e. "fear of the LORD," and "knowledge of the holy"]
The pillars of the earth (Job 9:6; Psalm 75:3) and of heaven (Job 26:11) refer to the fixed order in the heavens; God "suspends the earth over nothing" (Job 26:7).
In the above verses pillars is the Hebrew word ‘ammuwd, am-mood’; or ‘ammud, from Heb. ‘amad, aw-mad’, to stand, thus meaning a column (as standing) also a stand, i.e. platform: pillar.
Other Hebrew words for pillars are:
- matstsebah, mats-tsay-baw’; fem. part. of Heb. natsab, naw-tsab’; a primary root; to station; thus something stationed, i.e. a column or (memorial stone); by analogy an idol: -- garrison, (standing) image, pillar.
- matstsebeth, mats-tseh’-beth; from Heb. natsab, naw-tsab’; a primary root; to station; thus something stationed, i.e. a monumental stone; also the stock of a tree: -- pillar, substance.
- matsuwq, maw-tsook’; or matsuq; from Heb. tsuwq, tsook, a primary root to compress, thus something narrow, i.e. a column or hilltop: -- pillar, situate.
- netsiyb, nets-eeb’; or netsib, from Heb. natsab, naw-tsab’; a primary root; to station; thus something stationed, i.e. a prefect, a military post, a statue: -- garrison, officer, pillar.
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