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I was listening to the lecture on <a href="/courses/alphabet-of-kabbalah/713-beth.html" title="ב Beth is the second Hebrew letter" target="_parent" >Beth</a> and I'm still confused where the word Wisdom is coming from out of Bereishit bara elohim? Can someone explain? I understand your explaination that Elohim doesn't mean God singular masculine, but where is wisdom coming from out of those words? Also, where is the "Your" coming from? I'm not great with hebrew, so I don't know how to tell where the possessive pronoun is. Sorry if I'm missing obvious stuff.

"This form of creation can only be done by the power of the Elohim who is within us. This is why the Bible starts,

בראשית ברא אלהים

Bereishit bara Elohim

Creation is a work of אלהים Elohim, and Elohim is within us.

Bereishit Bara Elohim is usually translated as “In the beginning God creates.” In the Zohar, this phrase is translated, "In wisdom Elohim creates." Why does it say, "In wisdom," and who is "Elohim?"

It says "In wisdom" because of who the Elohim is. אלהים Elohim is a plural Hebrew word. In the English and Latin Bibles, it is translated as “God,” singular masculine. But the word אלהים Elohim is not singular masculine. Elohim is a plural word which comes from אל El, which is “God,” masculine in Hebrew. אלה or אלוה Eloah / Eloha is God feminine in Hebrew. The suffix ים -im is plural. Thus, אלהים Elohim can mean either God and Goddess or Gods and Goddesses.

When we look at the Bible as it was intended to be read, as a manual of spiritual development, the first three words tell us, בראשית ברא אלהים Bereishit Bara Elohim:

In wisdom your Elohim creates.

Your Elohim is your inner Father-Mother ( אל El + אלה Eloha = אלהים Elohim), and they create in you “through wisdom.” In Hebrew, “wisdom” is חכמה Chokmah. Chokmah is the second Sephirah on the Tree of Life, which relates with the letter <a href="/courses/alphabet-of-kabbalah/713-beth.html" title="ב Beth is the second Hebrew letter" target="_parent" >Beth</a>, the number two."

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10 years ago
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The secret of Beresheet is behind the revelation of the wisdom of the Zohar.

Wisdom is upon which the world is established, the Zohar teaches all Creation occurred through the power of great wisdom. This secret is found in בראשית Beresheet, the Hebrew word for Creation. We can now open ourselves to receive true spiritual wisdom in our own lives. In the Beginning: Beresheet. Rabbi Yudai asked, What is Beresheet? It means 'with Wisdom'. And this is the Wisdom upon which the world is established and allowed to enter the deep and secretive mysteries. - Zohar



Chokmah (Wisdom) is the second Sephirah in the tree of life which relates to Beth, the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Beth is the first letter in Beresheet, the first word of the Bible. The Psalm 111: 10 explains this in a Kabbalistic manner

ראשית חכמה יראת יהוה Psalm 111:10

The beginning of wisdom is fearing Jehovah.


Notice that the first Hebrew word of the Psalm 111: 10 is בראשית apparently missing the letter Beth, yet the word Chokmah is replacing it.

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

10 years ago
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#1242
Accepted Answer
The secret of Beresheet is behind the revelation of the wisdom of the Zohar.

Wisdom is upon which the world is established, the Zohar teaches all Creation occurred through the power of great wisdom. This secret is found in בראשית Beresheet, the Hebrew word for Creation. We can now open ourselves to receive true spiritual wisdom in our own lives. In the Beginning: Beresheet. Rabbi Yudai asked, What is Beresheet? It means 'with Wisdom'. And this is the Wisdom upon which the world is established and allowed to enter the deep and secretive mysteries. - Zohar



Chokmah (Wisdom) is the second Sephirah in the tree of life which relates to Beth, the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Beth is the first letter in Beresheet, the first word of the Bible. The Psalm 111: 10 explains this in a Kabbalistic manner

ראשית חכמה יראת יהוה Psalm 111:10

The beginning of wisdom is fearing Jehovah.


Notice that the first Hebrew word of the Psalm 111: 10 is בראשית apparently missing the letter Beth, yet the word Chokmah is replacing it.

Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book,
and to loose the seven seals thereof. - Revelation 5: 5

10 years ago
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#1243
Thanks a lot instructor. This is all very mysterious to me.

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