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From the Geronese circle of Ezra and Azriel, 13th century. MS JTSA Mic. 8558, fol. 8b

Jewish Mysticism
Neither something nor nothing is said about Him. Not something because He certainly is! And not nothing because the prophets saw Him as an elder and sometimes as a youth. At other times they saw only the glory… This is a wondrous form that no eye has seen. Even though the angels are created without matter and are emanated, He is hidden from them… But the sefirot that are proximate [to the divine] see Him… We know that everything is contained in Him, i.e., the sefirot are emanated and no separation is appropriate.

Translated by Elliot Wolfson in Through a Speculum that Shines- Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism, Princeton- Princeton University Press, 1994.

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