Memra: Word: the link between God and His creation: Logos. Mem-Aleph-Mem-Raysh, 188.8.131.52 shows
Aleph, the Intemporal, projected in a double biological pattern into the universe. This is the
binding between the material and the spiritual which is both the word and simultaneously the universe.
All these primary structures are closely related. The waters, Mayim, reflect the unspoken word (Mem-Aleph-Mem) in existence. Va-Yomer is the projection (Vav) of both of the two partners, Aleph and Yod, into the waters (Mem) of the universe (Raysh). If we are to escape the childish image of a speaking deity, we have to penetrate (Waw) into the core of life-death and existence (Aleph and Yod), and understand the biological materialization (Mem) of these energies in universal waveforms (Raysh).
The most common Hebrew expression for "word" is davar, which can mean: word, thing, matter, or affair. Davar implies content and reality in one's words. Since God is somehow "untouchable" it is necessary to provide a viable link between YHWH and His earthly creation. One of the important links regarded in ancient rabbinical thought was "The Word", called memra' in Aramaic (from the Hebrew and Aramaic root, 'mr which means: to say— the root used throughout Genesis 1 when God "said" and the material world came into reality and existence). The memra' concept— that of a Divine Mediator between the unapproachable God and the creature Man— occurs hundreds of times in the Aramaic Targums. Clifford Weber
(John 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Esser/Asser M'Amarot: Ten Sayings of Creation, corresponding to the Ten Sephirot:
Ge 1:3 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let there be light," and there was light.
Ge 1:6 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
Ge 1:9 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear," and it was so.
Ge 1:11 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let the eretz put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit after their kind, with its seed in it, on the eretz," and it was so.
Ge 1:14 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let there be lights in the expanse of sky to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;
Ge 1:20 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the eretz in the open expanse of sky."
Ge 1:24 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let the eretz bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, creeping things, and animals of the eretz after their kind," and it was so.
Ge 1:26 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the cattle, and over all the eretz, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the eretz."
Ge 1:28 - Blessed them, Elohim Ve-Yomer "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the eretz, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the eretz."
Ge 1:29 - Ve-Yomer Elohim, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the eretz, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food.
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