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alphabet of creation an ancient legend from the Zohar

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Published by Schocken Books in New York .
Written in English


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Statementwith drawings of Ben Shahn.
ContributionsShahn, Ben, 1898-1969 ed. and ill.
The Physical Object
Pagination[45] p. :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16582306M

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The Alphabet of Creation an adaptation of the Zohar has fascinated me for years. Shahn's beautiful re-telling of the story of the Hebrew alphabet and the importance of the 18th letter of the alphabet accompanied by his remarkable calligraphy makes this book one of the jewels of my library/5(7). Alphabet of Creation by Ben Shahn. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking “Alphabet of Creation” as Want to Read: Want to Read. saving. Want to Read. Currently Reading. Read. Other editions/5. Alphabet of Creation [Ben Shahn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(6). The Alphabet of Creation is a legend from the Zohar, the mystic “Book of Splendor,” written in the 13th century, which, claiming a more ancient authorship, imposed itself on later generations with almost Scriptural authority. In the passage of revealed truth from the divine to man, the Zohar ranked second only to Torah and Talmud.

The Alphabet of Creation is a legend from the Zohar, or Book of Splendor, the most important literary work of the Kabbalah, the mystical texts of Judaism. It was written in Aramaic by a thirteenth-century Spanish scholar named Moses de Leon, who claimed it was . About the book, the style is FREESTYLE abstract. This is so to encourage right brain activity. In addition, the drawings contain ALPHABET letters, numbers and symbols. I included these to intermingle left brain activity into right brain activity and to encourage right versus left brain activity recognition. The Alphabet of Creation is one of the legends from the Sefer Ha-Zohar, or Book of Splendour, an ancient Gnostic work written in Aramaic by a 13th century Spanish scholar named Moses de Leon who presented the work, not as his own, but as mystic knowledge revealed many centuries earlier to the Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai, The present interpretation. Buy Alphabet of Creation by Ben Shahn online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $2,

SEPHER YETZIRAH OR THE BOOK OF CREATION W.W. Wescott, tr. () He caused Aleph (the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet)to reign in the air, and crown it, and combined one with the other, and with these he sealed the Air in the world, the temperateFile Size: KB.   Following the initial creation of the alphabet book, the adult and child will read what is in the book, and select another one to three pages to add a picture to each day. There may be a letter that is too difficult, or unrecognizable to the child at that time. Sefer Yetzirah (Hebrew: ספר יצירה Sēpher Yəṣîrâh, Book of Formation, or Book of Creation) is the title of the earliest extant book on Jewish mysticism, although some early commentators treated it as a treatise on mathematical and linguistic theory as opposed to Kabbalah. Yetzirah is more literally translated as "Formation"; the word Briah is used for "Creation".   Julie Brasington is a Preschool Director, wife of a South Florida Worship Pastor and mom of 3 boys. She writes at Happy Home Fairy where you can find easy craft ideas, FREE printables, simple recipes, holiday fun, thoughts on raising kids, and encouragement for moms.