• Sefer ha-Bahir

  • The Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Bahir and Its Influence on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
  • By: Mari Silva
  • Narrated by: Ivan Busenius
  • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Uncover the many secrets of the mysterious and complex Sefer ha-Bahir!

Sefer ha-Bahir has been the subject of scrutiny and debate for hundreds of years. Ambiguity about its dating and authorship have consumed Jewish scholarship's greatest minds over countless ages.

Born in the Ancient Near East's cultural cauldron, Sefer ha-Bahir was not written in ancient times, although many ideas found in its pages hail from them. According to scholars, this fragmented document - scattered to the winds and then reassembled - would appear to us today to be one of Kabbalah's foundational documents.

In this audiobook, you'll learn the fascinating story of Bahir, including:

  • How Sefer ha-Bahir was first published and how it was written over the course of many ages
  • The structure of the modern form of the Bahir and who's responsible for it
  • What the 10 utterances are
  • The concept of God's concealment, as explained in the text, and what "hester panim" means
  • How the Hebrew language is an active agent of Creation
  • Who Adam Kadmon is and why he and Adam, Bad Boy of Creation, are and are not the same "guy"
  • What the seven voices concern the sefirot and the theophany at Mt. Horeb
  • How the ten commandments figure into the Kabbalistic model of Creation
  • How the Tetragrammaton came to be the highest name of God, and how it's not really a name at all
  • The connection between glory and wisdom
  • What Neo-Platonism concerns Sefer ha-Bahir
  • What Shekhinah is and what it has to do with the "Victory of Victories" - the healing of Creation

Get this audiobook for an exciting and in-depth discussion of Sefer ha-Bahir, its place in the canon of Kabbalah, and the unique way it tells the story of how Creation was accomplished and humanity's role as God's partner in healing it. 

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©2021 Mari Silva (P)2021 Mari Silva

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Great book

Very great read. As described & very informative in studies in more in depth studies of Jewish teachings