Friday, January 1, 2010

Vayigash – Jacob's 130 Bad Years


And Jacob said to Pharaoh, - The days of my life were a hundred and thirty years, and they were few and bad...”. Why did Jacob call his years that way?

Adam was reincarnated in Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and this is why they are called “Fathers” - after the first father of mankind. The Lower Soul (Nefesh) of Adam was reincarnated in Abraham, the Spirit (Ruach) in Isaac, and the Higher Soul (Neshama) in Jacob.

Abraham corrected idol worship. Isaac corrected murder. Jacob's task was to correct sexual improprieties, committed by Adam in the 130 years of separation from his wife - with Lilith and Naamah.

The word “bad” mentioned by Jacob is a hint to the following: “Er, Judah's firstborn, was bad...”, “...every thought of man was bad...”. Thus, Jacob's years, being bad, corrected for the previous bad.

After Jacob corrected that, the Higher Soul of Adam entered him, and his life was good, “...and Jacob lived...” for another 17 years, the numerical value of “good.” This is why he went down to Egypt, where the souls created by Adam were reborn.

Art: Peder Severin Krøyer - Three Fishermen Pulling a Boat

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