HAIR OF MICROPROSOPUS.
570. WE have learned that from the skull of His
head (i.e., of Microprosopus) hang one thousand times a thousand myriad
myriads of locks of black hair, and they are intertwined together each to the
other, and they are mingled together.
571. But there is no classification made of the
locks of hair separately, because pure and impure alike adhere to each other
therein, and here (the description above given) mentions both pure and
572. In all those sides which are pure, and in
all those which are impure, there are intricate and dense locks of hair, some
of which are soft, some hard.
573. And in single locks doth the hair hang
down, curls upon curls, which emit flames, and hang down in beautiful and
strong array, like those of a brave hero victorious in war.
574. They are excellent as the great and
foliated cedars. This is that which is written, Cant. v. 15: "Excellent as the
575. The curling locks are parted on this side
and on that above the head.
576. Also we have learned that they remain in
curls because they proceed from many fountains of the three canals of the
577. For from the fountain of one cavity of the
skull proceedeth the hair, and it becomes curls upon curls (formed), from the
fountains proceeding from that cavity.
578. From the second cavity there go forth
fifty fountains, and from those fountains the hair issueth, and it becometh
curls upon curls, and they are mingled with the other locks.
579. From the third cavity there go forth a
thousand times a thousand conclaves and assemblies, and from them all the hair
issueth; and it becometh curls upon curls, and they are mingled with the other
580. And therefore are those locks so curling,
and all the progeny of them is produced from the three cavities of the brain
of the skull.
58t. And all those curls hang down and are
spread over the sides of the ears.
532. And therefore is it written, Dan. ix. 18:
"Incline thine ear, O my God, and hear."
583. And in those curls there are found alike
right and left, 1 light and dark, mercy and
judgment, and everything (that hath in itself the qualities of) right
and left dependeth thence (from Microprosopus), and not from the
Ancient One. 2
584. In the parting of the hair appeareth a
certain slender path, which hath a certain connection with that path of the
Ancient of Days, and from that path are divided six hundred and thirteen
paths, 3 which are
distributed among the paths of the precepts of
585. Like as it is written, Ps. xxv. 6: "All
the paths of Tetragrammaton are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant
and His testimony."
586. We have learned that in the single locks a
thousand times a thousand utterances of the speech of Tetragrammaton are
found, which depend from the single locks.
587. Among them some are hard (rigorous)
and some soft (merciful), as (belonging unto) the Lord of the
equilibrium (or, the Lord of mercy, who is an equilibrium between these); and
therefore is He (Microprosopus) said to include right and left.
181:1 As the
mediating path between them.
Whereas Macroprosopus is symbolized only by the right side of the profile.
the reason I have given in the preceding note.
precepts of the law are said to be 613 in number, which is also expressed by
Gematria in the words "Moses our Rabbi"; MShH RBINV, Mosheh Rabbino =
40 + 300 + 5 + 200 + 2 + 10 + 50 + 6 = 613.
Chapter XXX: Concerning the Forehead of Microprosopus