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Cosmogony of Moses

Correct Translation [1]

[1] In the work "THE HEBRAIC TONGUE RESTORED", Antoine Fabre D’Olivet publishes the Cosmogony of Moses in two distinct translations: The Correct Translation and the Interlinear Translation (word-for-word). 

 

CHAPTER I.

Principiation.

 

1. Elohim created in principle (the potential existence of) the Heavens and the Earth.

2. And the Earth was contingent potentiality in a potentiality of being: and Darkness (compressive and hardening force) was upon the Face of the Deep (infinite source of potential existence) ; and the Breath (Divine Spirit) of Elohim, was pregnantly moving upon the face of the Waters (universal passivity).

3. And Elohim said (declaring His Will) Light shall be: and Light was.

4. And Elohim declared (did ken) this Luminous Essence good: and Elohim made a division (caused a dividing motion to exist) between the Light and the Darkness.

5. And Elohim called (declaring His Will) the Light, Day (luminous period, phenomenal manifestation), and the Darkness (sensible and material existence), Night (negative manifestation, nutation of things) : then were evening and morning (west and east) first day (first phenomenal manifestation).

6. And Elohim said, An ethereal expanse shall be in the midst of the Waters (in the centre of universal passivity), and a rarefying force dividing the waters

7. And Elohim made the ethereal expanse and divided the inferior faculties of the waters from their superior faculties: and it was so.

8. And Elohim called (declaring His Will), the ethereal expanse, Heavens (exalted waters) : then were evening and morning (west and east) second day (second phenomenal manifestation).

9. And  Elohim said, The waters below the heavens shall be gathered unto one place, and Dryness shall appear : and it was so.

10. And Elohim called the Dryness, Earth (terminating and final element), and the gathering place of the waters, he called Seas (aqueous immensity) : and Elohim saw that it was good.

11. And Elohim said, The Earth shall bring forth shoots, vegetating and germinating herb, with innate seed, a fruitful substance bearing fruit after its kind and having within itself its seminal power on the Earth: and it was so.

12. And the Earth brought forth shoots, the vegetating and germinating herb, with innate seed after its kind, and a fruitful substance bearing fruit and having within itself its seminal power, after its kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

13. Then were evening and morning (west and east) third day (third phenomenal manifestation).

14. And Elohim said, Centres of Light (luminaries) shall be in the ethereal expanse of the Heavens, to cause a movement of separation between the Day and the Night, and they shall be as signs to come, both for temporal divisions and for universal phenomenal manifestations, and for ontological mutation (of beings).

15. And they shall be as (sensible) Lights in the ethereal expanse of the Heavens to give (intelligible) Light upon the Earth : and it was so.

16. And Elohim made (the potential existence of) that dyad of great luminous foci, the greater as symbolic representation of the day (universal manifestation), and the smaller as symbolic representation of the night (negative manifestation) : and the stars (virtual forces of the universe).

17. And Elohim placed them in the ethereal expanse of the Heavens to give (intelligible) Light upon the Earth.

18. And to act as symbolic types in the day and in the night, and to cause a movement of separation between the light and the darkness: and Elohim saw that it was good.

19. Then were evening and morning (west and east) fourth day (fourth phenomenal manifestation).

20. And Elohim said, The Waters shall bring forth abundantly, vermiform and volatile principles with soul of life, moving upon the Earth and flying in the ethereal expanse of the Heavens.

21. And Elohim created (the potential existence of) corporeal immensities, legions of marine monsters and (that of) all soul of life, animated with reptilian movement, whose principles the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and (that of) every winged fowl after its kind: and Elohim saw that it was good.

22. And Elohim blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and the birds shall multiply upon the earth.

23. Then were evening and morning (west and east) fifth day (fifth phenomenal manifestation).

24. And Elohim said, The Earth shall bring forth soul of life (animality) after its kind, quadruped and reptile and terrestrial animality after its kind: and it was so.

25. And Elohim made (the potential existence of) terrestrial animality after its kind, and (that of) the quadruped after its kind, and all life trailing upon the ground after its kind: and ^Elohim saw that it was good.

26. And Elohim said, We will make Adam (universal man) in our reflected Shadow (image) after the laws of our assimilating action; and they (mankind) shall rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over the quadruped and over all terrestrial animality and over all reptilian life moving upon the earth.

27. And Elohim created (the potential existence of) Adam (universal man) in his reflected Shadow (image), in the shadow of Elohim created He him : male and female (collective power, universal existence) created He them.

28. And Elohim blessed them, and Elohim said unto them: Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29. And Elohim said, Behold, I have given you every herb germinating with innate seed, which is on the face of the whole Earth, and every vegetable substance bearing its own fruit and having in itself its seminal power: unto you it shall be for food.

30. And to all terrestrial animality, and to every bird of the heavens, and to every living reptilian thing that moveth upon the earth and having in itself the innate principle of the animated breath of life, every green herb shall be for food: and it was so.

31. And Elohim saw (did ken) all that He had made (in potentiality), and behold it was very good. Then were evening and morning (west and east) sixth day (sixth phenomenal manifestation).

 

CHAPTER II.

Distinction.

 

1. Thus were finished (in potentiality) the Heavens and the Earth and all the ruling law thereof (universal nature).

2. And Elohim accomplished, in the seventh day (phenomenal manifestation), the sovereign work which He had made, and He returned to His Ineffable Self, in the seventh day (phenomenal manifestation), from all the sovereign work which He had made.

3. And Elohim blessed the seventh day and sanctified (the symbolic existence of) it, because thereon He returned to His Ineffable Self from all the sovereign work, which Elohim had created according to His efficient power.

4. Such is the sign (symbolic, hieroglyphic emblem) of the generations of the Heavens and of the' Earth, when they were created, in the day (luminous manifestation) when YAHWEH Elohim made (in principle) the Earth and the Heavens.

5. And the whole conception of Nature existed in the Earth before Nature was, and all its vegetative energy before it grew; for YAHWEH Elohim had not caused it to rain upon the Earth, and Adam (universal man) did not then exist (in actual substance) to labour in the Adamic element.

6. But a virtual emanation went up from out the Earth and moistened the whole face of the Adamic element (homogeneous principle).

7. And YAHWEH Elohim fashioned (the substance of) Adam (universal man) from (the sublimation of the most subtle parts of) the Adamic element, and breathed into his intelligence an exalted essence of lives, and Adam (universal man) became a similitude of the universal soul.

8. And YAHWEH Elohim appointed an enclosure (organic circumference) in the sphere of temporal sensibility, (extracted) from the universal anteriority of time; and there He placed Adam whom He had fashioned (for eternity).

9. And YAHWEH Elohim caused to grow from the Adamic element, every vegetative substance pleasing to the sight and good for food and a substance of lives in the centre of the (organic) enclosure and its essential substance of the knowledge of good and evil.

10. And a river (luminous emanation) flowed from the sphere of temporal sensibility to water (vivify) the (organic) enclosure; and thence it divided and became (according to the quaternary power) four principles.

11. The name of the first (of those emanating principles) was Phishon (physical reality, apparent being); that which encompasseth the whole earth of Hawilah (virtual energy), natural source of gold (luminous reflection).

12. And the gold of this earth (emblem of luminous reflection of) good; there (the natural source of) Bedollah (mysterious separation) and the Stone Shoham (universal sublimation).

13. And the name of the second river (emanating principle) was Gihon (formative movement): that which encompasseth the whole earth of Chush (igneous principle).

14. And the name of the third river (emanating principle) was Hiddekel (universal propagating fluid), that which goeth forth as (the vehicle of the principle of) happiness (harmony) : and the fourth river (emanating principle) was Phrath (fecundating source).

15. And YAHWEH Elohim took Adam (universal man) and placed him in the (organic) enclosure (of the sphere of temporal sensibility) to elaborate and guard it with care.

16. And YAHWEH Elohim commanded Adam saying (declaring His Will), Of every vegetative substance of the (organic) enclosure thou mayest (freely) feed upon.

17. But of the physical substance of the knowledge of good and of evil, thou shalt not feed thereon: for in the day thou feedest thereon, becoming mutable, thou shalt die (pass into another state of being).

18. And YAHWEH Elohim said, It is not good that Adam (universal man) should be alone (in his solitude); I will make him an auxiliary force (companion, counsel) emanated from himself, and formed in the reflection of his own light.

19. And YAHWEH Elohim fashioned from the Adamic element all terrestrial animality of nature, and every bird of the heavens; and he brought them unto Adam (universal man) to see what name relative to himself Adam would call each species; and whatsoever name Adam assigned to each soul of life (relative to himself), that was its name (expression of its relation with the universal living soul).

20. And Adam assigned names to every quadruped, and to every bird of the heavens, and to all terrestrial animality of nature: but for Adam (universal man) was not found an auxiliary force (companion, counsel) as luminous reflection of himself.

21. And YAHWEH Elohim caused a profound and sympathetic sleep to fall upon Adam (universal man) and he slept; and He broke from the unity, one of his involutions (exterior envelope, feminine principle) and shaped with form and corporeal

22. And YAHWEH Elohim restored this involution (exterior envelope) which He had broken from (the substance of) Adam, for (shaping the form of) Aishah (volitive faculty, intellectual companion) and He brought her unto Adam.

23. And Adam said (declaring his thought), This is actually universal substance of my substance and corporeal form of my corporeal form: this one he called Aishah (efficient volitive faculty, intellectual companion) for out of Aish (volitive principle, intellectual man) she had been taken in substance.

24. Therefore shall Aish (intellectual man) leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto Aishah (intellectual companion), and they shall 'be as one corporeal substance (one single being in one same form).

25. And they were both entirely uncovered (without corporeal veil to conceal their mental conceptions), Adam (universal man) and Aishah (his volitive faculty) and they were not ashamed.

 

CHAPTER III.

Extraction.

 

1. Now Nahash (egoism, envy, covetousness, concupiscence) was an insidious passion (blind principle) in all elementary life which YAHWEH Elohim had made: and it said (this passion Nahash) unto Aishah (volitive faculty of Adam), Why, hath Elohim declared, ye shall not feed upon all the substance of the organic enclosure?

2. And Aishah (volitive faculty) said unto Nahash (covetous passion), Of the fruit growing substance of the organic enclosure, we may feed upon,

3. But of the fruit of the substance itself, which is in the centre of the organic enclosure, Elohim hath said, Ye shall not feed upon it, ye shall not carry your desires (breathe out your soul) into it, lest ye cause your unavoidable dying.

4. And Nahash (insidious, covetous passion) said unto Aishah: Not in dying shall ye cause your unavoidable death.

5. For Elohim knoweth, that in the day ye shall feed thereon (on this substance), your eyes shall be opened (to the light) and ye shall be as Elohim, conscious of good and evil.

6. And Aishah (volitive faculty) saw that this substance (was) good for food and pleasant for the eyes, and that this substance was desirable to universalize the intelligence; and she took of the fruit thereof and did feed upon it and she gave also unto Aish (intellectual principle) united with her, and he did feed thereon.

7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were void of light (of virtue, sterile and unveiled in their dark principle) and they brought forth a shadowy covering, veil of sadness and mourning, and they made themselves pilgrims' cloaks.

8. And they heard the voice of YAHWEH Elohim wafting itself to and fro in the organic enclosure like the spiritual breath of day, and Adam, (universal man) hid himself and Aishah (his volitive faculty), from the face of YAHWEH Elohim, in the centre of the substance itself of the organic enclosure.

9. And YAHWEH Elohim called unto Adam and said unto him, Where has thy will borne thee?

10. And he said, I heard Thy voice in the organic enclosure and I was afraid because I was void of light (unveiled in my dark principle) and I hid myself.

11. And He said, Who hath taught thee that thou wast void of light? If not (the use of) that substance whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not feed.

12. And Adam (universal man) said, Aishah (volitive faculty) whom Thou gavest to be my companion, she gave me of that substance and I did feed upon it.

13. And YAHWEH Elohim said unto Aishah, Why hast thou done that? and Aishah said, Nahash (insidious passion) caused my delusion and I fed upon it.

14. And YAHWEH Elohim said unto Nahash, Because thou hast done this, cursed be thou, amongst all terrestrial animality, and amongst all elementary nature, according to thy tortuous inclination shalt thou act (grovellingly, basely), and upon elementary exhalations (corporeal illusions) shalt thou feed all the days of thy life.

15. And I will put antipathy (natural aversion) between thee and Aishah (volitive faculty), and between thy progeny and her progeny (productions of the volitive

faculty); hers shall repress (centralize) the venomous principle (evil) in thee, and thine shall repress (centralize) the consequences of evil in her.

16. Unto Aishah He said, I will multiply the number of thy physical hindrances (obstacles opposed to the execution of thy desires), and thy mental conceptions; and in sorrowful travail shalt thou bring forth thy productions: and unto Aish (intellectual principle) shall thy desire be and he shall rule in thee (act symbolically).

17. And unto Adam (universal man) He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of Aishah (volitive faculty, intellectual companion), and hast fed upon the substance of which I commanded thee saying, Thou shalt not feed thereof; cursed be the Adamic element (homogeneous and like unto thee) because of thee: in painful travail shalt thou feed upon it all the days (phenomenal manifestations) of thy lives.

18. And harsh and rough (imperfect and disordered) productions shall germinate abundantly for thee; and thou shalt feed upon the bitter and withered fruits of elementary nature.

19. In continual mental agitation shalt thou feed upon it, until thy return (reintegration) unto the Adamic element (homogeneous and like unto thee); for out of the spiritual element wast thou taken and unto the spiritual element shalt thou be restored.

20. And Adam called the name of Aishah (his volitive faculty), Hevah (elementary existence) because she was the mother of all (that constitutes) existence.

21. And YAHWEH Elohim made for Adam and his intellectual companion, sheltering shapes (bodies) and enveloped them with care.

22. And YAHWEH Elohim said, Behold Adam (universal man) is become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now lest he put forth his hand and take also of the Elementary Substance of lives, and feed thereon and live forever (immensity of time):

23. Therefore, YAHWEH Elohim separated him from the organic sphere of temporal sensibility, to elaborate this Adamic element out of which he had been taken.

24. And He cast forth Adam (universal man) and from the universal anteriority of time, He caused to exist in the organic sphere of temporal sensibility, the Cherubim (collective being, like unto innumerable legions) and an incandescent flame of destruction whirling upon itself, to guard the way of the elementary substance of lives.

 

CHAPTER IV.

Divisional Multiplication.

 

1. And Adam (universal man) knew Hevah (elementary existence, his efficient volitive faculty); and she conceived and produced (the existence of) Kain (strong and mighty transformer, which seizes, centralizes and appropriates, and assimilates to itself); and she said, I have formed (by centralizing) an intellectual being of the essence of YAHWEH.

2. And she added, bringing forth his brotherly self, (the existence of) Habel (gentle, pacific liberator, that which releases and extends, which evaporates and leaves the centre); and Habel was leader (director) of the elementary corporeal world, and Kain was servant of the Adamic element (homogeneal ground).

3. Now it was from the end of the seas (superficial phenomenal manifestations), that Kain caused to ascend of the productions of the Adamic element, an offering unto YAHWEH.

4. And Habel also caused (an offering) to ascend of the firstlings of his world and of their quintessence (most eminent virtues); and YAHWEH was saviour unto Habel and unto his offering.

5. But unto Kain and unto his offering He was not saviour; and Kain was very wroth and his face was downcast.

6. And YAHWEH said unto Kain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy face downcast?

7. If thou doest well, shalt thou not bear the sign (of good in thee) and if thou doest not well, the sin lieth at the door (is upon thy countenance); and unto thee its desire, and thou, its symbolic representation.

8. And Kain declared his thought, unto Habel his brother; and they were existing together in productive Nature: and Kain (violent centralizer) rose up (was materialized) against Habel (gentle, pacific liberator) his brother, and slew him (conquered his forces).

9. And YAHWEH said unto Kain, Where is Habel, thy brother? and he said, I know not: am I my brother's keeper?

10. And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of the groaning generations of (future progenies which were to proceed from) thy brother riseth unto me from the Adamic element.

11. And now, cursed be thou, by the Adamic element whose mouth was opened by thine own hand, to receive the generations (future progenies) of thy brother.

12. When thou labourest in the Adamic element, it shall not yield its virtual force unto thee: staggering (agitated by a movement of uncertainty) and wandering (agitated by a movement of fear) thou shalt be upon the earth.

13. And Kain said unto YAHWEH, Great is my iniquity from that which I must endure (according to my purification).

14. Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the Adamic element: and from Thy face must I hide myself and I shall be staggering (agitated by a movement of uncertainty) and wandering (agitated by a movement of fear) upon the earth: and it shall be that whosoever findeth me shall slay me.

15. And YAHWEH said unto him, Whosoever slayeth Kain (thinking to destroy him), sevenfold shall (instead) exalt him (increase his power sevenfold): and YAHWEH put a sign upon Kain, so that anyone finding him should not smite him.

16. And Kain withdrew from the face of-YAHWEH and dwelt in the land of Nod (of banishment and exile, of troublous, agitated wandering) the temporal anteriority of elementary sensibility.

17. And Kain knew Aisheth (his intellectual companion, his volitive faculty): and she conceived and brought forth (the existence of) Henoch (founder, central energy): then he builded a spherical enclosure (stronghold) and he called the name of this spherical enclosure after the name of his son Henoch.

18. And unto Henoch was born (the existence of) Whirad (excitative movement, interior passion, whirling motion): and Whirad produced Mehoujael (physical manifestation, objective reality): and Mehoujael produced Methoushael (abyss of death): and Methoushael produced Lamech (the knot which arrests dissolution, the pliant bond of things).

19. And Lamech took unto him two corporeal companions (physical faculties): the name of the first was Whadah (evidence, periodic return) and the name of the second was Tzillah (deep, dark, veiled).

20. And Whadah produced (the existence of) Jabal (aqueous principle, physical abundance, fertility): he who was the father (concentrating and appropriating force, the founder) of those who dwell in fixed and elevated abodes, and who recognize (the right of lawful) property.

21. And the name of his brother was Jubal (universal fluid, principle of sound, source of joy and moral prosperity): he who was the father (founder) of every luminous conception, and that which is worthy of loving admiration (arts and sciences).

22. And Tzillah also produced (the existence of) Thubal Kain (central diffusion, mercurial and mineral principle) who sharpened all (tools of) copper and iron (instructor of those who work in metals, excavate mines and forge iron): and the kindred of Thubal Kain was Nawhomah (principle of aggregation, association of peoples).

23. And Lamech (the knot which arrests dissolution) said unto his corporeal companions (physical faculties) Whadah and Tzillah: Hearken unto my voice, ye companions of Lamech, listen unto my speech: for I have slain (destroyed) the intellectual individuality of me (that which is individualized by his volitive faculty) for my extension (free exercise of his forces), and the progeny (spirit of the race, particular lineage) for my formation (in the great family of peoples).

24. So sevenfold shall be exalted (the centralizing constitutive forces of) Kain (mighty transformer), and Lamech (flexible bond things), seventy and sevenfold (exalted).

25. And Adam (universal man) again knew his intellectual companion (efficient volitive faculty), and she produced a son, and called his name Sheth (basis, foundation of things): For thus, said she, hath Elohim founded in me another seed (basis of another generation, emanated) from the mutation of Habel, whom Kain slew.

26. And unto Sheth likewise, was generated a son: and he called his name Enosh (mutable being, corporeal man): then hope was caused (to support his sorrow), by calling upon (invocation of) the name of YAHWEH.

 

CHAPTER V.

Facultative Comprehension

 

1. This is the book of the (symbolical) generations of Adam (universal man) from the day when Elohim created Adam; according to the assimilating action of Elohim, made he his selfsameness (determined his potential existence).

2. Male and female (cause and means) created He them (collectively); and He blessed them and He called their (universal) name Adam, in the day when He created them (universally).

3. And Adam existed three tens and one hundred cycles (of temporal ontological mutation); and he produced according to his assimilating action, in his reflected shadow, an emanated being, and he called his name Sheth (basis and foundation of things).

4. And the days (luminous periods, phenomenal manifestations) of Adam, after he had brought forth (the existence of) Sheth, were eight hundred cycles (of ontological mutation): and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

5. And all the days (luminous periods) during which Adam (universal man) existed, were nine hundred cycles and three tens (of ontological mutation): and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

6. And Sheth (basis of things) existed five and one hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced Enosh (mutable being, corporeal man).

7. And Sheth existed after he produced (the existence of) AEnosh, seven and eight hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

8. And all the days (luminous periods) of Sheth were two and one ten and nine hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

9. And AEnosh (mutable being, corporeal man) existed nine tens of cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced Kainan (general usurpation).

10. And AEnosh existed after he produced (the existence of) Kainan, five and one ten and eight hundred cycles (of ontological mutation) and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

11. And all the days (luminous periods) of AEnosh were five and nine hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

12. And Kainan existed seven tens of cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced Mahollael (mighty exaltation, splendour).

13. And Kainan existed after he produced (the existence of) Mahollael, four tens and eight hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

14. And all the days (luminous periods) of Kainan were ten and nine hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

15. And Mahollael (mighty exaltation, splendour) existed five and six tens of cycles (of ontological mutation) and he produced Ired (steadfastness, perseverance, either upward or downward).

16. And Mahollael existed after he produced (the existence of) Ired, three tens and eight hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

17. And all the days (luminous periods) of Mahollael were five and nine tens and eight hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

18. And Ired existed two and six tens, and one hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced Henoch (centralization, contrition).

19. And Ired existed after he produced (the existence of) Henoch, eight hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

20. And all the days (luminous periods) of Ired were two and six tens and nine hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

21. And Henoch existed five and six tens of cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced Methoushaleh (abyss of death).

22. And Henoch followed in the steps of Elohim, after he produced (the existence of) Methoushaleh, three hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

23. And all the days (luminous periods) of Henoch were five and six tens and three hundred cycles (of ontological mutation).

24. And Henoch followed in the steps of Elohim and (there was) naught of him (ceased to exist without ceasing to be); for Elohim withdrew him unto Himself.

25. And Methoushaleh existed seven and eight tens and one hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced (the existence of) Lamech (the knot which arrests dissolution).

26. And Methoushaleh existed after lie produced (the existence of) Lamech, two and eight tens and seven hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

27. And all the days (luminous periods) of Methoushaleh were nine and six tens and nine hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

28. And Lamech (pliant bond of things) existed two and eight tens, and one hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced a son (emanated being).

29. And he called his name Noah (repose of elementary Nature); saying, This shall rest us (oar existence) and lighten our labour, and the physical obstacles of our hands, because of the Adamic element which YAHWEH hath cursed.

30. And Lamech existed after he produced this son, five and nine tens, and five hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he produced sons and daughters (many emanated beings).

31. And all the days (luminous periods) of Lamech were seven and seven tens and seven hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

32. And Noah (repose of elementary nature) was the son of five hundred cycles (of ontological mutation): and Noah produced (the existence of) Shem (that which is lofty, bright) and (the existence of) Cham (that which is curved, dark, hot) and (the existence of) Japheth (that which is wide, extended).

 

CHAPTER VI.

Proportional Measurement

 

1. Now it was (it came to pass) because of the downfall of Adam (dissolution of universal man) by multiplying upon the face of the Adamic element, that daughters (sentient and corporeal forms) were abundantly produced unto them (the divisions of Adam).

2. And the sons (spiritual emanations) of Elohim beheld the daughters (corporeal forms) of Adam that they were fair: and they took unto themselves of those physical faculties, whichsoever they desired most.

3. And YAHWEH said, My breath (vivifying spirit) shall no more be diffused (in bountiful profusion) upon Adam (universal man) during the immensity of time, because of his degeneration: inasmuch as he is corporeal, his days (luminous periods) shall be one hundred fold and two tens of cycles (of ontological mutation).

4. And the Nephilim (elect amongst men, noble illustrious ones) were upon the earth in those days: and also after that, sons (spiritual emanations) of Elohim had come in unto (mingled with) daughters (corporeal faculties) of Adam (universal man) and they had produced through them those same Ghiborim (mighty men, those famous Hyperboreans) who were of old, corporeal men (heroes) of renown.

5. And YAHWEH saw that the perversity of Adam (mankind) increased upon the earth and that every conception (intellectual production) of the thoughts of his heart diffused evil all that day (during that phenomenal manifestation, luminous period).

6. And YAHWEH renounced (withdrew His loving power from the existence of) Adam (mankind) on the earth, and He repressed Himself in His heart (evinced severity).

7. And YAHWEH said, I will efface (the existence  of) Adam (mankind) which I have created, from the face of the Adamic element: from Adam (mankind) to the quadruped, the creeping kind and the bird of the heavens: for I renounce (the preserving care of) having made them.

8. But Noah (repose of nature) found grace in the eyes of YAHWEH.

9. These are the symbolic generations of Noah: of Noah, intellectual principle manifesting the justice of universal virtues in his generations (cyclic periods): Noah followed in the steps of Elohim.

10. And Noah (repose of nature) produced three sons (triad of emanated beings): the existence of Shem (that which is lofty, brilliant), of Cham (that which is curved, dark, gloomy), and of Japheth (that which extends without limit).

11. And the earth was corrupt (debased, degraded) before the face of Elohim: and the earth was filled with a violent degrading heat (dark and devouring).

12. And Elohim looked upon the earth and beholdit was corrupt, because every corporeal form had corrupted its own way (law) upon the earth.

13. And Elohim said unto Noah (repose of nature), the end of every corporeal form draws near before my face: for the earth is filled with a violent degrading heat (dark and devouring) over the whole face of it: and behold, I leave the earth to its own destruction.

14. Make thee a Thebah (sheltering abode, enclosure, refuge) of preserving elementary substance: hollowed and roomed thou shalt make the Thebah: and thou shalt smear the interior and the exterior circumference with corporeal substance.

15. And thus shalt thou make it: three hundred fold of mother-measure the length of the Thebah (mysterious, sacred abode): five tens of mother-measure the breadth of it and three tens of mother-measure the bulk (solidity) of it.

16. Gathering light, thou shalt make for the Thebah; and according to the mother-measure, the orbicular extent in its upper part: and the opening of the Thebah shalt thou place in its opposite part: the lower parts, thou shalt make twofold and threefold.

17. And I, behold I, do bring the great intumescence (of the waters) upon the earth, to destroy every corporeal form wherein is the breath of lives: from under the heavens, all that is upon the earth shall perish.

18. And I will establish My creative might with thee and thou shalt enter the Thebah, thou and thy sons (spiritual emanations) and thine intellectual companion (efficient volitive faculty) and the corporeal companions of thy sons (their natural faculties) with thee.

19. And of every living kind, of every corporeal form, two of every kind shalt thou bring into the Thebah (mysterious abode) to exist with thee: male and female shall they be.

20. Of fowl after its kind, of quadruped after its kind, of every creeping thing of the Adamic element after its kind, two of every species shall come unto thee to preserve existence there.

21. And thou shalt take unto thee of all food that is eaten: thou shalt gather it unto thee: and it shall be for food for thee and for them.

22. And Noah did all that Elohim had commanded him: thus did he.

 

CHAPTER VII.

Consummation.

 

1. And YAHWEH said unto Noah, Come thou and all thine interior into the Thebah (sheltering abode): for thee (thy selfsameness) have I seen righteous before My face in this generation (of perversity).

2. Of every pure quadruped kind, thou shalt take unto thee, seven-by-seven, the principle and the efficient volitive faculty: and of the impure quadruped kind, two-by-two, the principle and the efficient volitive faculty.

3. Of the fowl of the heavens also seven-by-seven, male and female, to preserve (the existence of) the seed upon the face of the whole earth.

4. For in this seventh day (luminous period, phenomenal manifestation), I will cause to rain (move the watery element) upon the earth, four tens of days (a great quaternion of light) and four tens of nights (great quaternion of darkness): and I will efface all substantial, plastic nature that I have made, from the face of the Adamic element.

5. And Noah did all that Elohim had commanded him.

6. And Noah was the son of six hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), when the great intumescence (of the waters) was upon the earth.

7. And Noah went, and his sons (emanated beings) and his intellectual companion (efficient volitive faculty) and the corporeal companions of his sons (their physical faculties) into the Thebah (mysterious abode) from the face (of the waters) of the great intumescence.

8. Of the pure quadruped kind and of the impure quadruped kind and of fowl and of every creeping thing animated with reptilian movement upon the Adamic element.

9. Two and two they came unto Noah (repose of nature) into the Thebah (sheltering abode), male and female, as Elohim had commanded Noah.

10. And it was on the seventh of the days (luminous periods, phenomenal manifestations) that the waters of the great intumescence were upon the earth.

11. In the six hundredth ontological mutation of the lives of Noah, in the second neomenia, in the seventeenth day (luminous period) of that moon-renewal: in that same day were opened all the springs of the potential, universal deep, and the multiplying quaternions of the heavens were loosened.

12. And there was a falling of water (aqueous atmosphere) upon the earth unceasingly, four tens of days and four tens of nights (an entire quaternion of light and darkness).

13. Into the substantial principle of this day (seventh luminous period) went Noah (repose of elementary existence), and Shem (brilliant elevation), and Cham (dark inclination), and Japheth (extended space), sons (emanated productions) of Noah, and his intellectual companion (efficient volitive faculty), and the corporeal companions (physical faculties) of his sons with them, into the Thebah (place of refuge).

14. They, and all terrestrial animality after its kind, and every quadruped after its kind, and every creeping thing with reptilian motion after its kind, and every fowl after its kind : every thing that moves swiftly, everything that flies.

15. And they went unto Noah (repose of nature) into the Thebah (sheltering abode) two and two of every corporeal form having in itself the breath of lives.

16. And thus they went in, male and female of every corporeal form, as Elohim had commanded: and YAHWEH finished and withdrew Himself.

17. And the great intumescence was four tens of days (luminous periods) upon the earth: and the waters increased greatly and they bore up the Thebah, which was lifted up above the earth.

18. And the waters prevailed and were greatly increased upon the earth: and the Thebah moved to and fro upon the face of the waters.

19. And the waters prevailed to their fullest extent upon the earth: and all the high mountains were covered, which are beneath the whole heavens.

20. Fifteen mother-measure above them did the waters prevail: and the mountains were wholly covered.

21. Thus perished (disappeared) every corporeal form moving upon the earth, of birds and of quadruped, of terrestrial animality and of every creeping thing moving with reptilian motion upon the earth and all Adam (mankind).

22. Everything having an emanated essence of the breath of lives (spiritual comprehension), perished in the exterminating intumescence.

23. And everything (plastic, substantial nature) was effaced from the face of the Adamic element: from Adam (mankind) to the quadruped, from the reptilian kind to the fowl of the heavens : and they were effaced from the earth: and there remained only Noah (repose of elementary nature), and that which was with him in –the Thebah (holy retreat).

24. And the waters prevailed upon the earth five tens and one hundred days (luminous periods, phenomenal manifestations).

 

CHAPTER VIII.

Accumulation.

 

1. And Elohim remembered (the existence of) Noah and (that of) all terrestrial animality and (that of) every quadruped with him in the Thebah (place of refuge): and Elohim caused a breath to pass over the earth, and the waters were checked.

2. And the springs of the deep (infinite source of potential existence) and the multiplying quaternion forces of the heavens were closed, and the falling of water (aqueous atmosphere) was exhausted from the heavens.

3. And the waters returned to their former state from off the earth by (the periodic movement of) flux and reflux: and the waters withdrew (shrank) at the end of five tens and one hundred days (luminous periods).

4. And the Thebah rested, in the seventh moon-renewal, on the seventeenth day (luminous period) of that moon-renewal, upon the heights of Ararat (first gleam of luminous effluence).

5. And the waters were agitated by (the periodic movement of) flux and reflux until the tenth moon-renewal: and in that tenth (month), on the first of the moon-renewal, the tops of the mountains (elementary firstlings, principles of nature's productions) became visible.

6. And it was at the end of four tens of days (the great quaternion), that Noah released the light of the Thebah, which he had made.

7. And he sent forth Ereb (western darkness) which went to and fro (with periodic movement) until the drying up of the waters upon the earth.

8. And he sent forth Ionah (plastic force of nature, brooding dove) from him, to see if the waters were lightened from off the face of the Adamic element.

9. And Ionah found no place of rest to impart its generative force and it returned unto him into the Thebah, for the waters were still upon the face of the whole earth: and he put forth his hand (his power) and took it and brought it back unto him into the Thebah.

10. And he again waited a septenary of days (luminous periods) more, and again he sent forth Ionah from the Thebah.

11. And Ionah came back to him at the same time as Ereb (return of western darkness), and lo, an olive branch (a sublimation of igneous essence) was grasped in its mouth (its conceptive faculty): thus Noah knew that the waters were lightened upon the earth.

12. And he waited again a septenary of days (luminous periods) more, and he sent forth Ionah, and it (brooding dove, generative faculty) returned not again unto him.

13. And it was in the unity and six hundred cycles (of ontological mutation), in the very beginning, at the first of the moon-renewal, that the waters wasted away from upon the earth: and Noah elevated the shelter (vaulted superficies) of the Thebah and looked (considered) and behold they were wasted (the waters) away from upon the face of the Adamic element.

14. And in the second moon-renewal, in the seven and twentieth day of that moon-renewal the earth was dried.

15. And Elohim spake unto Noah, saying,

16. Issue forth (produce thyself exteriorly) from the Thebah (sheltering place), thou and thine intellectual companion (efficient volitive faculty), and thy sons (emanated productions) and the corporeal companions of thy sons (their physical faculties) with thee together.

17. All animal life that is with thee, of every corporeal form, of fowl and of quadruped and of every kind of reptile that creepeth upon the earth: let them produce (themselves exteriorly) with thee: and let them breed abundantly upon the earth and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth.

18. And Noah issued forth (was reproduced exteriorly) and his sons (emanated productions), and his intellectual companion (efficient volitive faculty) and his sons' companions (corporeal faculties) with him.

19. All terrestrial animality, all reptilian kind and every fowl: every thing creeping upon the earth after their kinds, issued forth (produced themselves exteriorly) from the Thebah.

20. And Noah raised up an altar (place of sacrifice) unto YAHWEH, and he took of every pure quadruped and of every pure fowl and raised a sublimation (caused an exhalation to rise) from the altar.

21. And YAHWEH breathed that fragrant breath of sweetness: and YAHWEH said within His heart, I will not again curse the Adamic element on account of Adam, because the heart of Adam (mankind) has conceived evil from his elementary impulses: I will not again smite all earth-born life (elementary existence) as I have done.

22. During all the days (luminous periods, phenomenal manifestations) of the earth, seed-time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

 

CHAPTER IX.

Restoration Consolidated.

 

1. And Elohim blessed (the existence of) Noah and (that of) his sons (emanated productions), and He said unto them, Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.

2. And the dazzling brightness of you and the awesome splendour of you shall be (impressed) upon all terrestrial animality and upon every bird of the heavens: upon all that receiveth original movement from the Adamic element, and upon every fish of the sea: into your hand (power) are they delivered.

3. Everything possessing in itself the principle of movement and of life, shall be food for you: even as the green herb have I given unto you all.

4. But the corporeal form which has in its soul, its similitude (blood assimilation, homogeneity) you shall not feed upon.

5. For your homogeneity (likeness of your soul), will I require (avenge) it: from the hand of every living being will I require it, and from the hand of Adam ( mankind) and from the hand of Aish (intellectual man) his brother, will I require this Adamic soul (similitude).

6. Whoso sheddeth the blood (homogeneous, corporeal likeness) of Adam (mankind), through Adam shall his own blood be shed: because in the universal shadow (image) of 2Elohim made He (the selfsameness of) Adam.

7. And you, universal existence, be ye fruitful and multiply; bring forth abundantly upon the earth and spread yourselves thereon.

8. And Elohim spake unto Noah and unto his sons (his emanations) with him, saying,

9. And I, behold I will establish (in substance) My Creative Energy in you and in your generation after you:

10. And in every soul of life that is with you, of fowl, of quadruped and of all terrestrial animality with you: of all beings issued from the Thebah, (including) all terrestrial animality.

11. And I will establish (in substance) My Creative Energy in you: so that every corporeal form shall not be cut off any more by the great intumescence (of the waters): and neither shall there be any more a flood to destroy the earth.

12. And Elohim said, This is the symbolic sign of the Creative Force (law) which I appoint between Me and you, and every soul of life that is with you, for perpetual ages (immensity of time).

13. My bow, I have set in the nebulous expanse: and it shall be for a symbol of the Creative Force (law) between Me and the earth.

14. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the nebulous expanse.

15. And I will remember this Creative Law which is between Me and you and every soul of life in every corporeal form: and the great intumescence (of the waters) shall no more destroy every corporeal form.

16. And the bow shall be in the nebulous expanse, and I will look upon it, to remember the Creative Law (established) for the immensity of time, between Elohim and every soul of life in every corporeal form that is upon the earth.

17. And Elohim said unto Noah, This is the symbol of the Creative Force (law) which I have established (in substance) between Me and every corporeal form that is upon the earth.

18. Now, the sons (emanations) of Noah (repose of nature) issuing from the Thebah (sacred enclosure) were Shem (that which is elevated and shining), Cham (that which is dark, curved and hot), and Japheth (that which is extended and wide): and Cham was the father of Chanahan (material reality, physical existence).

19. These three were the sons (emanated beings) of Noah and of these was the whole earth overspread (shared, divided).

20. And Noah released (gave liberty to) Aish (intellectual volitive principle) of the Adamic element: and thus he cultivated that which is lofty (spiritual heights).

21. And being steeped with the spirit of his production, he intoxicated his thought (attained ecstasy) and (in his exaltation) he revealed himself in the centre (most secret place) of his tabernacle.

22. And Cham the father of Chanahan (physical, material existence), discovered the mysterious secrets of his father and he divulged them to his two brothers exteriorly (materialized them).

23. And Shem and Japheth took the left garment and raised it behind them, and went backward, and covered the secret mysteries of their father: and their faces (were turned) backward, so that the secret mysteries of their father they did not see.

24. And Noah awaked from his spiritual ecstasy and he knew what his youngest son (the least of his productions) had done unto him.

25. And he said, Cursed be Chanahan (physical, material existence): a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

26. And he said, Blessed be YAHWEH Elohim of Shem: and Chanahan shall be servant unto them (his people).

27. Elohim shall give extension unto Japheth and he shall dwell in the tabernacles of Shem (brilliant elevation): and Chanahan (physical, material existence), shall be a servant unto them.

28. And Noah existed after the great intumescence (of the waters), three hundred and five tens of cycles (of ontological mutation).

29. And all the days (luminous periods, phenomenal manifestations) of Noah (repose of nature) were nine hundred and five tens of cycles (of ontological mutation): and he passed away (returned to universal seity).

 

CHAPTER X.

Aggregative and Formative Energy.

 

1. Now these (are) the symbolic generations of the sons (emanated productions) of Noah (repose of nature): Shem, Cham and Japheth: and sons (emanated productions) were unto them after the great intumescence (of the waters).

2. And the sons (emanated productions) of Japheth (absolute extension) (were): Gomer (elementary cumulation, aggregative force), and Magog (elasticity), and Madai (infinite commensurability and sufficiency), and Javan (generative ductility), and Thubal (diffusibility), and Meshech (perceptibility), and Thirass (modality, faculty of appearing under determined form).

3. And the sons (emanated productions) of Gomer (elementary cumulation) (were): Ashechenaz (latent fire, caloric), and Riphath (rarity, centrifugal force), and Thogormah (density, universal corporization, centripetal force).

4. And the sons (emanated productions) of Javan (generative ductility) (were): Elishah (diluting and moulding energy), and Tharshish (intense, sympathetic principle), of Chittim (Chuthites, Scythians, the rejected, the barbarous) and of Dodanim (Dardanians, the elect, the civilized).

5. By these (faculties, or powers of repulsion and attraction) were differentiated the centres of will (interests, opinions and ideas of peoples), of social organizations in their lands: every principle (acting) after its own tongue, toward tribes in general, in their social organizations.

6. And the sons (emanated productions) of Cham (dark, hot inclination) (were): Chush (igneous force, combustion), and Mitzeraim (subjugating, victorious, oppressing power), and Phout (suffocating, asphyxiating energy), and Chanahan (physical and material existence).

7. And the sons (emanated productions) of Chush (igneous force, combustion) (were): Seba (radical moisture, principle of all natural productions), and Hawilah (natural energy, travail), and Sabethah (determining movement, cause), and Rahamah (thunder), and Sabethecha (determined movement, effect) : and the sons (emanated productions) of Rahamah (thunder) (were) : Sheba (reintegration of principles, electric repulsion), and Dedan (electric affinity).

8. And Chush (igneous force) produced Nimrod (principle of disordered will, of rebellion, anarchy, despotism): he who strove to be the dominator of the earth.

9. He who was a lordly adversary (proud opposer), before the face of YAHWBH: wherefore it is said : Even as Nimrod (principle of anarchical volition), lordly adversary before the face of YAHWEH.

10. And such was the beginning of his kingdom, Babel (vanity), and Arech (softness, dissolution), and Achad (selfishness), and Chalneh (ambition, all engrossing desire), in the land of Shinar (civil revolution).

11. Out of this land issued Ashour (principle of enlightened government, and the order and happiness resulting from the observation of laws), and founded Nineveh (exterior growth, colonization, education of youth), and the interior institutions of the city, and Chalah (perfecting of laws, assemblage of wise men, senate).

12. And Ressen (legislative power, reins of the government), between Nineveh (exterior growth, colonization) and Chalah (interior action of deliberation, senate): a very powerful civil safeguard.

13. And Mitzeraim (subjugating, victorious, oppressing power) produced (the existence of) Loudim (physical pregnancies), and (that of) Whonamim (material heaviness), and (that of) Lehabim (inflamed exhalations) and (that of) Naphethuhim (hollowed caverns).

14. And (that of) Phatherusim (infinite fragments), and (that of) Chaseluthim (expiatory trials, forgiveness of sins) from which issued forth Phelishethim (rejected, infidels) and Chaphethorim (converted, faithful).

15. And Chanahan (physical, material existence) produced (the existence of) Tzidon (insidious adversary, ruse) his first-born, and (that of) Heth (moral weakness, debasement).

16. And (that of) the Jebusite (inward crushing), and (that of) the^Emorite (outward wringing), and (that of) the Girgashite (continuous gyratory movement).

17. And (that of) the Chivite (bestial life), and (that of) the Wharikite (brutish passions), and (that of) the Sinite (hateful, bloody passions).

18. And (that of) theArwadite (plundering desire), and (that of) the Tzemarite (thirst for power), and (that of) the Hamathite (insatiable desire): and afterward the tribes of the Chanahanites (physical existences) were scattered.

19. And such was the general extent of the Chanahanites (physical existences) through Tzidon (insidious adversary, ruse): by dint of intestine convulsion (they came) unto consolidation, by intrigues, and tyranny, and unmercifulness and wars (they came) unto swallowing up (of riches).

20. These are the sons (emanated productions) of Cham (that which is dark, curved, hot) after their tribes, after their tongues, in their lands (and) in their universal organizations.

21. And unto Shem (brilliant elevation) were sons (emanated productions): he was the father of all ultra terrestrial productions, (and) the elder brother of Japheth (absolute extension).

22. The sons of Shem (upright and bright) (were): Heilam (infinite duration, eternity), and Ashur (lawful power, harmony and the happiness which results), and Arpha-cheshad (restoring principle of providential nature), and Lud (intellectual generation), and Aram (universal elementization).

23. And the sons of Aram (were): Hutz (substantiation), and Chul (virtual travail), and Gether (abundant pressing), and Mash (harvest of spiritual fruits),

24. And Arpha-cheshad (restoring principle of providential nature) produced Shelah (efficacious, divine grace), and Shelah produced Heber (that which is ultraterrestrial, beyond this world).

25. And unto Heber were two sons: the name of the first was Pheleg (separation, classification), for in his days was the earth divided (classified) : and his brother's name was Yaktan (attenuation of evil).

26. And Yaktan produced (the existence of) Almodad (divine, probatory mensuration), and (that of) Shaleph (reflected light), and (that of) Hotzarmoth (division caused by death), and (that of) Yarah (radiant, fraternal manifestation, the moon).

27. And (the existence of) Hadoram (universal splendour), and (that of) Auzal (purified, divine fire), and (that of) Dikelah (sonorous lightness, ethereal rarifaction).

28. And (the existence of ) Hobal (infinite orbicular diffusion), and (that of) Abimael (father of absolute fullness), and (that of) Sheba ( reintegration of principles, restitution of repose, redemption).

29. And (the existence of) Aophir (fulfillment of elementary principle), and (that of) Hawilah (proved virtue), and (that of) Yobab (celestial jubilation): all these were the sons (emanated productions) of Yaktan (attenuation of evil).

30. And such was the place of their restoring (reintegration), from the harvest of spiritual fruits, by dint of spiritual travail (meditation), to the height (generative principle) of the anteriority of time.

31. These are the sons (emanated productions) of Shem (sublime, exalted), after their tribes, after their tongues, in their lands, after their universal organizations.

32. These are the tribes of the sons (emanated productions) of Noah (repose of elementary existence) after their symbolic generations, in their constitutional organizations: and of these were the natural organizations (general and particular) divided in the earth after the great intumescence (of the waters).