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Diacronia 15, September 26, 2022, art. A207 (p. 1–12)https://doi.org/10.17684/i15A207en

A parallel between the first verse of the biblical genesis, the poem “The Secret Rose Garden” and the Sephirotic Tree of Kabbalah

Andrei Victor Cojocaru

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Faculty of Letters, “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Bd. Carol I 11, 700506 Iași, Romania

History

Received March 18, 2022
Accepted May 3, 2022
Published September 26, 2022

Key words

comparative analysis
philology
old literature
biblical text

Abstract

This article proposes a study on the border between comparative literature and the hermeneutics of symbols. Although the traditional literature of the Middle East offers many possibilities, the context of the analysis will focus mainly on a parallel between the representation of the Sephirotic Tree of Kabbalah (also called the Tree of Life) and certain verses from the poem “The Secret Rose Garden” written by Mahmūd Shabestarī. At the same time, we will use as a link between the two contexts a symbolic interpretation of the first verse of the biblical genesis. Along with highlighting some of the peculiarities involved in deciphering the Hebrew alphabet, this approach aims at an approach that facilitates the transition from a type of intellectual Kabbalah to a reception related to intuitive Kabbalah. Consequently, the comparative literature appears more as a pretext for contextualizing the method of approach, as well as for presenting illustrative examples.

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    Text:Cojocaru, A. V. (2022). A parallel between the first verse of the biblical genesis, the poem “The Secret Rose Garden” and the Sephirotic Tree of Kabbalah, Diacronia 15 (September 26), A207 (1–12), https://doi.org/10.17684/i15A207en
    BibTeX:@ARTICLE{victor cojocaru2022,
     author = {Andrei Victor Cojocaru},
     title = {A parallel between the first verse of the biblical genesis, the poem “The Secret Rose Garden” and the Sephirotic Tree of Kabbalah},
     journal = {Diacronia},
     ISSN = {2393-1140},
     year = {2022},
     month = {September},
     number = {15},
     eid = {A207},
     doi = {https://doi.org/10.17684/i15A207en},
     pages = "(1–12)",
     url = {https://www.diacronia.ro/journal/issue/15/A207/en}
    }

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