Friday, 12 June 2009

pristine is in seven


xtina said...

According to the Zohar, a foundational text for kabbalistic thought, Torah study can proceed along four levels of interpretation (exegesis).[2][3] These four levels are called Pardes because their initial letters spell "PaRDeS" ("Orchard"):

* Peshat (lit. "simple"): the direct interpretations of meaning.
* Remez (lit. "hint[s]"): the allegoric meanings (through allusion).
* Derash (from Heb. darash: "inquire" or "seek"): midrashic (Rabbinic) meanings, often with imaginative comparisons with similar words or verses.
* Sod (lit. "secret" or "mystery"): the inner, esoteric (metaphysical) meanings, expressed in kabbalah.

xtina said...