|Section 7: Deeper Wisdom, Article 4
What About Qabbalah?
“The spirit of Yehuveh shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Yehuveh.”
|sat alone at a small table in the corner of a huge Barnes and Noble's bookstore, an exceptionally tall stack of books arrayed on the table in front of me. Anyone reading the titles would have figured me to be seeking some kind of mystical journey, and I guess in some way I was: An Introduction to the|
|Study of the Kabalah, Of Moses, the Master of the Law and the Kabalah, Practical Kabalah, Holy Kabalah and Magic, Kabalah and Astrology, and a dozen more. I wanted some simple explanation of what Qabbalah (or Kabala or Kabbalah) was and how it fit with Scriptures, but I wasn’t finding any such answer.
My introduction to Qabbalah had been through a book called Messiah 3: Understanding His Identity and Teachings through the Soul of the Torah by Avi ben Mordechai. Avi had introduced eleven Hebrew words [the acknowledge standard ten qualities or sefirot of modern Qabbalah plus knowledge, da’ath [H1847], the concealed one]. But though he wrote some three hundred pages, he had not taken the matter very far and essentially left me with more questions than he had answered. He had convinced me that Qabbalah had sound roots in the ancient Hebrew language, and that the eleven foundational words were all used in Scriptures, but he had not explained how Qabbalah fit with all Yehuveh’s other wisdom and truth. Where was I to find such answers?
I had been directed to an amazing single sentence penned by A. E. Waite in his fascinating book The Holy Kabbalah [Dover Press, 2003, p. 342]: “To know that the-Lord [Yehuveh] is God [Elohim]. Herein is all joy of heart.” This was the first author to tie Qabbalah to Elohim, which I already knew to be the multiple qualities or spirits of Yehuveh. Like an open door, this single sentence lured me to search further.
But as I explored book after book in my collected stack, not another author offered me any fresh insight which seemed valuable to my search. Finally, after hours of scanning through book after book, in utter weariness I bowed my head and asked Yehuveh, “What am I to do to find the answers I seek?” His gentle answer quieted me: “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” “The secret of Yehuveh is with them that fear Him; and He will shew them His covenant.” Jeremiah 33:3; Psalms 25:14. Also, enjoy the similar promises in Isaiah 41:22-23; 43:9; 44:7; 45:3; 48:6; Daniel 2:10-20; 10:21; Amos 3:7; Micah 7:15; Revelation 1:1; 2:17; 4:1; 22:6.
My thoughts became instantly content. I would learn Qabbalah directly from Yehuveh, who had given this instruction in the first place. I instantly knew that this instruction would be simple and right, and suddenly the whole study of Qabbalah shed its heaviness and became so exciting! I closed the last book and laid it on the stack of already dismissed volumes. I would learn Qabbalah from Scriptures! This was the only source in which it felt anchored to Yehuveh, a source of information which, in spite of its translational corruptions, gave me a sense of confidence none of these writings even approached.
Because of errant translation, few of us discover that what was written on the stones on Mount Sinai were simply twelve words, not twelve commandments. Scriptures thrice state that Yehuveh “wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the twelve commandments [H1697: words].” “He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even twelve commandments [H1697: words]; and He wrote them upon two tables of stone.” “He wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the twelve commandments [H1697: words].” Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 4:13; 10:4. [References are to Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entry H1697, dabar, plural dabarim.]
Originally Written: 2 December 2005
Latest Update: 28 July 2010
Complete Study Guide to Article 4
Twelve Words Written on Stone are Twelve Qualities
Yehuveh’s Twelve Words How Can We Regain This Lost Knowledge?
What are Yehuveh’s Twelve Words? World’s Abridged List of Ten Words
Yehuveh’s Full List of Twelve Words Qabbalah Throughout Scriptures
Qabbalah: Key to Unlock Hundreds of Scriptures
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