The Creation of the World in the Sefer Yetzirah

The Creation of the World in the Sefer Yetzirah

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Author(s): Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.498 504 1502 11-17 Volume 3 - May 2014


The Sefer Yetzirah is the "Book of Creation", one of the earliest extant texts about the creation of the world of the Jewish tradition, a book that some scholars are supposing of an early Medieval origin. The Sefer tells the origin of the world as it was revealed to Abraham, in a cosmogony based on numbers and letters of the alphabet, through their combinations and permutations. The reading of this book can be interesting for a comparison to the thoughts of some medieval philosophers, Al-Farabi, Ibn Gabirol, Robert Grosseteste and others, about the primordial point and its spatial extensions.


Cosmogony, Ancient cosmology


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