Questions in the Bible

The First Ten Questions

Jun 06, 20111 Comment

Questions come from doubt. Doubt comes from sin. Sin comes from illusion. The Torah was given to save us from false illusions. Illusion is in

Fleeing from God

Jun 03, 20111 Comment

An angel asked Hagar, Sarai’s maid, “where are you coming from and where are you going?” She answered, “I’m fleeing from Sarai my mistress” (“אֵי

Where Are You Headed?

Jun 02, 2011No Comments

In English one may ask “where are you headed?” instead of “where are you going?” The parallel Hebrew idiom is, “where is your face set?”

…to Everything

Jun 02, 2011No Comments

Our origin is in the Divine nothing. Our goal is to understand everything, as it says, “Those that seek God shall understand everything.” We come

From Nothing…

Jun 01, 20112 Comments

In Hebrew, the question “where [am I/are you] from?” (מאין) contains the answer. “Where from?” literally reads “from nothing.” The first appearance in the Torah

The Evolution of Where

May 31, 20114 Comments

There are three forms of the question “where?” in Biblical Hebrew. They first appear in the Torah in evolving order, both grammatically and numerically. The first

Know thy Place

May 30, 20112 Comments

After killing Abel God asked Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He answered, “I know not, am I my brother’s keeper?” God responded: “What have

Where Am I? The Secret of Divine Consciousn...

May 29, 20111 Comment

After his sin God asked Adam, “Where are you?” Do you know to what depth you have fallen? Adam ate the forbidden fruit of the

“This is He”: The Outside and I...

May 24, 2011No Comments

The description of David, “reddish with beautiful eyes” (“אַדְמוֹנִי עִם יְפֵה עֵינַיִם”) equals “kingdom” (malchut, מלכות, 496). That’s what it takes to be a king

Who Am I? The Reddishness of King David

May 24, 2011No Comments

King David asked the question “Who am I?” The Bible describes him as “reddish with beautiful eyes and goodly appearance.” Each of us has a

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