TENTH AND ELEVENTH PARTS OF THE BEARD OF MICROPROSOPUS.
442. THE tenth conformation. The hairs descend
beneath the beard, and cover the throat beneath the beard. "Arise, Rabbi
443. Rabbi Yehuda arose, and commenced, and
said, Isa. ii. 19: "'And they shall enter into the holes of the rocks, and
into the caves of the earth, from the countenance of the terror of the Lord of
Hosts, and from the glory of His Majesty, when he shall arise to shake
terribly the earth.'
444. "'From the countenance of the Terror 1
of the Lord.' It is to be carefully noted that that which is exterior is
called the Terror of Tetragrammaton.
445. "'And from the Glory of His Majesty.'
These are the hairs beneath the beard, and they are called the Glory of His
446. "(But) these two (conformations
agree with) (§§ 268, 269, ante); the tenth with 'Thou shalt give truth
447. "And the eleventh, because one hair is not
pre-eminent over another hair, with I mercy unto Abraham."'
Pachad, Terror, is a title of the fifth Sephira. Geburah, Strength, to which
the divine name of Elohim Gibor, the Elohim of Strength, is referred. It is
likewise to be remembered that from this Sephira the Pillar of Justice takes
its title, which includes the third, fifth, and eighth Sephiroth; Binah,
Geburah, and Hod; Understanding, Strength or Terror, and Splendour. Mars, "the
star of the unconquered will," is also referred to this fifth Sephira.
Chapter XXII: Concerning the Twelfth Part of the Beard of Macroprosopus