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Concerning the Cross and the Pole
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Rafa Wrote:Hmmm....haven't found the exact passage yet akhi. It is possible that the commentary I was reading was making the assumption that since the meaning of Taw is "mark" that this was the mark given to Qayin. I read two very interesting things on the meaning of the Taw though (you probably know them) : The Taw is the last word letter in emet (truth), if you rub out the last letter you obtain the word "death". Likewise while emet is composed of the first, middle and last letters of the alphabet, Sheqer (falsehood) is composed of the last few letters. Truth is all encompassing, falsehood is a narrow path. Sound familiar? The Way of Life and the way of death (as the didache a good summary of Apostolic teachings describes it). I found that interesting.


Shlama akhi,

i was skimming over The Wisdom In The Hebrew Alphabet just yesterday, and ran across the following passage, concerning the letter Tav and Qayin:

Quote:The very first "sign" mentioned in Scripture (Genesis 4:15), was placed by God Himself, Who inscribed a single letter of the Aleph-Beis on Cain's forehead. Nachlas Benjamin to Tanchuma maintains that the sign was made in form of a [Tav] (Midrash Hagadol). The Midrash records various opinions as to the nature of God's sign on Cain, depending on whether or not Cain was a remorseful penitent (R' Hirsch).
~Rabbi Michel Munk, 219.


does any of that info ring a bell as a source-text from where you saw the Tav related to Qayin's mark?



Chayim b'Moshiach,
Jeremy
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Concerning the Cross and the Pole - by roottoor - 10-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Re: Concerning the Cross and the Pole - by sean - 10-10-2010, 09:21 AM
Re: Concerning the Cross and the Pole - by Burning one - 10-23-2010, 05:17 PM
Re: Concerning the Cross and the Pole - by Havah - 12-25-2010, 09:53 AM
Re: Concerning the Cross and the Pole - by Havah - 02-26-2011, 10:21 AM
Re: Concerning the Cross and the Pole - by dr p - 03-01-2011, 05:26 PM

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