Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. General Religion

Kabbalah 401.6: The Sixth Commandment versus death in the garden

See also

The Sixth Commandment is very short, in both English and Hebrew.

You shall not murder.

In English, this is Four Words.In Hebrew, it’s only Two Words. לֹא תִּרְצָח (“Lo Tirtzach”). Many have mistranslated these Two little Words as “You shall not kill”. This is incorrect. The meaning is actually very clear, and the verbal root RESH TZADDI CHET is not used in the Hebrew Scriptures other than to Mean deliberate, premeditated murder. This has been distinguished from another root HEH RESH GIMEL, which was used to Mean either accidental or self-defense killing. A Third verbal root, MIM VAV TAV (“put to death”), is used for executions. An excellent example of HEH RESH GIMEL was the killing of Abel by Cain, indicating that it was not intentional. This would explain his strange punishment, wouldn’t it? The Hebrew Scriptures promote Righteousness, but not Pacifism.

In Metaphysics, perhaps we can expand this rather prosaic Concept, just a little. Murder might include suicide, and hunting Game, without intention of preparing food. We may also redirect this Concept to include any senseless violence. Perhaps we can say, “Act responsibly”. We can do what must be done, but we can also take responsibility for our actions.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Time & instructions for tomorrow's activation w. the Cardinal Grand Cross in US
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CrEDPts2GJg?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Poetry as a healing path in medicine
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sKP2rmEO1RM?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Teaching the world
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1rCImDa3Lz4?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!