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Moses de Leon, Mishkan ha-‘Edut, MS Berlin Or. Quat. 833, fol. 3a.

[In the case of] the prophecy [of Moses] his vision was devoid of all corporeal matters. He saw the matter clearly from within the speculum that shines which does not take shape at all in a corporeal vision (she-’einah nigshemet bi-re’iyat gufni kelal). It is rather a true splendor, pure and clear. This is not so with respect to the rest of the prophets who saw from within a speculum that does not shine, for it takes shape in accordance with their vision (nigshemet kefi re’iyatam), and they do not see it except as a corporeal image (demut guf ).

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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