The Mystery of God
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This paper looks at the writings of the Kabbalah and the Biblical chapter of Exodus to attempt to understand the mystery of the Jewish idea of God. Unlike the Christian concept, in the Hebrew faith, God has no human identity that he can reveal rather God is the mystery behind the lights, not the light itself. The paper concludes that God is both the mirror and the conscience of man, a continuous and infinite being, who gives man hope.
From the Paper:"The nation of Israel, then, was not just a reminder of the oppression the Jews had suffered for 430 years under the Egyptians; it was the ultimate symbol of God's presence on Earth. When YHWH made his promise to the patriarchs, his name was unknown. After the Exodus, the Jews knew the name of God. Therefore, they knew that God was not only a divine presence but a physical presence in both this world and the next. The Exodus is definitive proof for those of the Jewish faith that God is involved in the world."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ariel, David. Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism. New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.
- Glisson, Shawn D. "Exodus 6:3 in Pentateuchal Criticism," Restoration Quarterly, 28.3, 1985, pp.135-43.
- Gowan, Donald E. "I Will Be With You," INSERT NAME AND DATE OF PUBLICATION, pp 54-75.
- Rigler, Sara Yehoved. "Exodus: What's the Big Deal?," Passthought, 2005.
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