Got Hebrew?

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Got Hebrew?
by Willow Tree - Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 1:04 AM

I am trying to translate a Qabalistic meditation into Hebrew from English. Ironic, I know. I have managed some of it, but my understanding of Hebrew grammar is only good enough to know that Google translate's grammar is as bad as my own. Here's what I have:

Holy art thou, Lord of the universe. (Ateh K'dosh, Adonai Melehk haOlam) 

Holy art thou, whom nature hath not formed (ateh K'dosh, - totally lost with the rest. of the many words that nature can translate into, only briah (creation) fits the bill. I'm not sure if this the appropriate word here, or if there is another more suitable)

Holy Art thou, the vast and mighty one (ateh k'dosh - and once again completely uncertain. I also have a sneaking suspicion that "the vast and mighty one" may refer to a specific name of God, perhaps Shaddai or a variation of it)

Holy at thou, the lord of light and darkness. (ateh k'dosh, Adonai - Ohr and choshek are the Hebrew words for light and dark, but the grammar gets me here. perhaps ha'ohr v'choshek?)

Any help would be marvelous. 

Re: Got Hebrew?
by MaRk - Friday, 17 November 2017, 5:46 AM

Hi Willow Tree

Your post got my curiosity up. So, firstly, let me say, sorry but I can't help with the Hebrew. I'm not very good at it.

Some information i found though, is that, that particular Adoration is paraphrased from Poemandres Corpus Hermeticum line 31 i think. The original Adoration was in Greek. You may be able to find it on the Internet somewhere. Would it be more accurate to translate from the original Greek to Hebrew? Rather than from The translated English to Hebrew. Anyhow, i will paste the English translation here, just in case.

Holy art Thou, O God, the universals' Father.

Holy art Thou, O God, whose Will perfects itself by means of its own Powers.

Holy art Thou, O God, who willeth to be known and art known by Thine own.

Holy art Thou,who didst by Word (Logos) make to consist the things that are.

Holy art Thou, of whom All-nature hath been made an image.

Holy art Thou, whose Form Nature hath never made.

Holy art Thou, more powerful than all power.

Holy art Thou, transcending all pre-eminence.

Holy Thou art, Thou better than all praise.