21:26–26-27 where we are told of our liability regard ing eyes and teeth. In verse 18, the word comprehend [G2638/ G2596/ G2983] means to find, obtain, or perceive “down” in opposition, position or intensity. Before moving on into the individual understanding of the different dimensions, please keep in mind that within each level are many levels that melt and blend into one another as they cross over from one level to the next level. 5:14); allegory (like Gal. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. In Matthew 13, the disciples ask him why he uses these riddles. Now that one has matured and expanded one’s mind (in Remez) to understand the principles of parable and allegory, and is able to discern what is literal, what is spiritual, what is parable, and what is allegory, he is now mature enough to further expand his horizons. Peshat refers to the plain text in its context in the scriptures. Sod– hidden, secret or mystical meaning of the text only the legitimate relevation at this level from the Ruach haKodesh. And it came to pass when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slayed him. The set-up of most of these disputes and arguments seems to be a binary one. It’s where we start in coming to Christ as a “little child.” This level of understanding is what molds, shapes, and forms our belief system! Each layer is deeper and more intense than the last, like the layers of an onion. Subheading Pardes) Found here http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/3263-bible-exegesis#anchor29, 6. It is our challenge that “whosoever will,” will come to know and understand all of those different aspects. method used to write and interpret Scripture by the authors themselves as well as the Change ), Betreffen die 4 Interpretationsmethoden das Christentum? BACK TO REVELATION STUDY OF THE RIVER OF EDEN - Part 2, BACK TO REVELATION STUDY OF THE RIVER OF EDEN - Part 1, BACK TO REVELATION STUDY OF THE RIVER OF EDEN - Part 2, When an inanimate object is used to describe a living being, the statement is Mt. The term comes from the process of thrashing grain – separating the kernel from the chaff. The four levels of Biblical understanding are: P [Pshat] – literal, simple – BREADTH R [Remez] – parable, allegory – LENGTH D [Derasha] – seek, search – DEPTH S [Sod] – inner, mystical – HEIGHT DIMENSIONS Scripture is more rich and complex than can be handled by a simple binary analysis. In-Joy, Marion Williams. In Remez (parable, allegory), this is the level he used to begin teaching the masses. The meaning revealed could be about the workings of things in Heaven, the war with the fallen Angels, details about underlying spiritual conflict between the forces of the Kingdom of heaven and the Kingdom of darkness, and additional details about ultimate fate of man and Fallen Angels. What the people must do is think about what is literal, then convert it to its spiritual counterpart: Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual (1 Corinthians 2:13 KJV). 24a). They ask Jesus to speak more plainly so that the multitudes might understand. A day that is not counted among earthly days. Therefore, whether we are allowed to tell, or not to tell, this ultimate, intimate experience actually brings us full circle…….. That full circle, or in other words, FOURSQUARE, is the…….. which is the time, the place, and the space in which we are to meet with God our Father, as in the Garden of Eden. In Sod (inner mystical), he chose 3 from among his apostles, and revealed to them the inner mystical truth of himself on the Mount of Transfiguration. The purpose of this level is to…..seek and search out the deep and profound mysteries which is the definition of the Greek word for DEPTH (G899/G901/G939), in Ephesians 3:18, and whose numeric value is 282, this Ministry’s most favorite mystical number! In Pshat (literal), it’s interesting that he never used this level to teach the masses. Remez (Heb. (1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV), Notice the difference in “now I know, #1097=ginosko and then shall I know #1921=epiginosko; knowing vs full and comprehensive knowing and understanding, grasping. Please read the following text taken from our article on the Eighth Day Sabbath…….. “Thus, the enclosure of the Eighth Day speaks of the revelation revealed only through intimacy and usually of a private nature. ourselves to these primary components when understanding the text. EXAMPLES OF DRASH UNDERSTANDINGS: Pashat (Heb. It is more than just wanting to know, it is wanting to experience that relationship. It offers simple explanations of the various Mosaic Laws and rituals. The ultimate example is Jesus Christ himself! If we dis card the PASHAT we lose any real chance of an accurate under standing. The four levels of Biblical understanding are: Jewish mysticism teaches us that the four levels of Biblical understanding are actually dimensions of meaning or interpretation. Both the rabbinic methods of interpretation called Drash and Sod are problematic for several reasons: Considering how often the ancient biblical texts had to be copied in order to safely transmit them, it is surprising that only some minor errors were introduced in the texts. 3. Rabbinic beliefs claim that it is not necessarily identical to the apparent plain meaning of the text, but is an explanation of the text based on the tradition as it has been handed down in the Oral Torah (Mishnah and Talmud) following closely the literal meaning. (Read the Jewish Book of Formation, Sefer Yetzirah and the…… 32 Paths of Wisdom), which also opens the door to the numeric cyphering of Biblical words. The word parable in the New Testament is a symbol, or fictitious narrative to be used as a comparison. P'shat  (pronounced peh-shaht' - meaning Let scripture interpret scripture. 36:7) symbolism (like Rom. Another Sod level, the Sod of Sod, or secret of secrets, is sometimes used for the innermost meaning of the Torah as it is expounded in the philosophy of Chassidism.1 This method of spiritual growth and understanding is probably the most full, comprehensive, and balanced penetration of the inner Kingdom of God. Indeed, the Kingdom of God is within us! (With Christ as our Head-mdw) We are supposed to have developed in Pshat and Remez, the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to look at any text, and perceive what is or isn’t! The first letter of each word P-R-D-S is taken, and vowels are added for 12:4& Rev. The following generic guidelines can be used to Which interpretation is correct? Many interpretations based on the Drash and Sod levels are difficult to comprehend, and are sometimes erroneous. 17:8). The remez implies ( Log Out /  them are alike an abomination to the Lord. However, for Champions of the Quest (Overcomers-mdw), keeping it simple is just not in the vocabulary! The rabbinic methods of interpretation are based on what they call four levels, abbreviated as PaRDeS.1 PaRDeS is an acronym of the following words: The following chapters will take a closer look at these methods. 1:20–21; 1Tim. ( Log Out /  4. God is then able to meet us face to face right where we are in Christ. Prophecies are sometimes called as being part of the Sod level, as they are deeper revelations, which are not of this world. Pshat is the most basic literal meaning of the Torah text. reh-mez' - meaning "hint"). And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge-#1108=gnosis, that ye might be filled with all the fulness-#4138-pleroma of God. (Example: same example Prov. We see these four dimensions being used by Jesus Christ during his Ministry. figurative, symbolic and allegorical. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high [calling-#2821-Klesis] of God in Christ Jesus. 9:9, 24 on the Tabernacle Heb. These dimensions as seen in the New Testament are the measurements of BREADTH, LENGTH, DEPTH, and HEIGHT, as revealed in Ephesians 3:18…….. 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love. << /Length 5 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode >> This Ministry does not (nor do we-mdw). 4:3–4). Scriptures, resulting in a case where "the baby is thrown out with the What it does is take something spiritual, and frames it in a literal story. BACK TO KABBALAH PAGE 2 It was written by Moses De Leon, a Spanish Rabbi living in the 13th century. Midrash Aggada – blend of history, parables, and poetry. Pardes [H6508] is a Hebrew word used in the Bible that means a forest, orchard, or park, and is referred to as Paradise. We are encouraged to move on even further into comprehension of what is the Depth………. A Journey into the 4 Levels of Biblical Understanding by Eighth Day Assembly, PLEASE NOTE:  Although you can find various studies and books dedicated to this subject, I credit the Article that I am posting here to The Eight Day Assembly, who seemed to have vanished from the internet since I first discovered this Article many years ago.