The Signifying Creator

Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism Michael D. Swartz. The
Signifying Creator The Signifying Creator Nontextual Sources of Meaning in
Ancient Judaism Front Cover.

Author: Michael D. Swartz

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147985557X

Category: History

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For centuries, Jews have been known as the "people of the book." It is commonly thought that Judaism in the first several centuries CE found meaning exclusively in textual sources. But there is another approach to meaning to be found in ancient Judaism, one that sees it in the natural world and derives it from visual clues rather than textual ones. According to this conception, God embedded hidden signs in the world that could be read by human beings and interpreted according to complex systems. In exploring the diverse functions of signs outside of the realm of the written word, Swartz introduces unfamiliar sources and motifs from the formative age of Judaism, including magical and divination texts and new interpretations of legends and midrashim from classical rabbinic literature. He shows us how ancient Jews perceived these signs and read them, elaborating on their use of divination, symbolic interpretation of physical features and dress, and interpretations of historical events. As we learn how these ancient people read the world, we begin to see how ancient people found meaning in unexpected ways.

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... neglected this figure , or copulated it with the following group kr , signifying in
his sense “ to spare . ” 160 , kr , gives 712 ( gur ) , sonde , hospitium , domicile ,
and not " to spare . " 161 , 162. This frequentiy occurring group signifiesCreator
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The Apocalypse Explained According to the Spiritual Sense

truths from the Word and a life according to them ; " to hear the Word ” of God
signifies to learn truths from the Word , and “ to keep it ... In many passages in the
Word the Lord is called “ Creator , " “ Maker , ” and “ Former from the womb , ”
also ...

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Medieval Philosophy Redefined

What is signified is the same in creator and in creature , but it is signified
adequately in application to the creature and inadequately in application to the
creator . So what is signified is partly the same in the two cases and partly
different , but ...

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These two facts taken together --- the general notion of sign as the original initiative of Latin thought, and the use of the Latin language as the principal instrument for the development of speculative (i.e., species-specifically human) thought --- allow us for the first time to see the "medieval period" as a positively unified whole. This period forms truly and integrally the middle ages, the whole span between the end of ancient philosophy in the Greek language and the beginning of modern philosophy and science in the national languages. --

Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society

The name of this devil is intended to signifycreator of the world , ” for camac
means “ creator , " and pacha , “ the world . ” When the governor Don Francisco
Pizarro ( God permitting it ) seized Atahualpa in the province of Caxamarca , he ...

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Arcana Coelestia

Mention is made of creating , of forming and making , and in other places of a
creator , a former , and a maker ; and by creating is signified what is new which
was not before , by forming is signified quality , and by making , effect . That to
create ...

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Synthetic Philosophy

The eye - sign was a character in Old Phoenician and Sinaitic writing ; it evolved
into our letter 0 , so we naturally assume that the letter O originally signified
creator ” ; this is borne out by its use in the name Osiris and elsewhere . The “
Book ...

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Creator are You Listening

The Hebrew term that is used to describe the butterfly clinging to the flower (
davaq , 2 ) has a long history of signifying a close relationship between human
beings and God , from the biblical verse ve ' attem hadeveqim bAdonay
Eloheikhem ...

Author: David C. Jacobson

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The search for God in the work of six Israeli poets

The Apocalypse Revealed

403 , 404 , 420 , 470 ) ; and by the fountains of waters are signified all the truths
of the Word that are serviceable to the church for doctrine and life ( n . 409 ) . That
Jeht vah the Creator is the Lord from eternity , and that the Lord the Saviour and ...

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The Apocalypse Revealed in which are Disclosed

630 And adore Him that made heaven and earth , and the sea , and the fountains
of waters , signifies , that the Lord alone is to be worshipped , because He alone
is the Creator , Saviour , and Redeemer , and from Him alone the angelic ...

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The Signifying Chain

In other words , the sign -- the black officer's salute -- no longer ( necessarily )
signifies what that soldier meant it to but has ... The myth creator , in the absence
( or more precisely the distortion ) of the signified and its history , gives the sign
the ...

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Augustinian Studies

of vestigia — vestiges of the Creator - Trinity . ... The inner - teacher teaching at
the third level of discourse prompts the mind by means of things themselves to
see the relations which signify the Creator 31 This is not to exclude the other two
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Communication Cognition

Geometry itself , as the signifying side of a semantic code , offers the basic
opposition between curved and straight lines , which represents , on the level of
the signified objects , the difference between Creator and creation : “ God wanted
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The Modern Schoolman

TTI belongs to the creature ; that it is said to be “ good ” is common to the creator
and to the creature . If you subtract from it “ this ” and “ that , ” this is the second
way of understanding the good , that is , as less limited to the creature than
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History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County

Mr. Ransom had much influence with the Indians , who gave him the name of “ O
- wis - ta - no - at - squo - nich , " signifyingmaker of silver . ' " maker of silver . " *
His residence was where that of Joshua Beaman is now situated .

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Prophetic Years 1947 1953

And whoso calleth any name in any language that signifieth the Ever Present ,
the Creator , is not a blasphemer before me . " 13 . But whoso saith : BRAHMA ,
BRAHMA ! signifying a God in figure and shape of a man , sitting on a throne in ...

Author: Wing Anderson

Publisher: Los Angeles : Kosmon Press

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Category: Prophecies

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Anderson selected 167 of the most reliable prophecies and wrote this book around them.