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165) “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls.” These lower waters teemed and begot, like the upper water. The lower water begot what they received from the upper water.
It is written, “and let birds hover above the earth.” It should have written, “And let birds fly”; why is it written “hover”?
166) It is so because the words, “and let birds hover above the earth in the firmament of the heaven” implies the creation of the angels.
Birds are Michael, of whom it is written, “flew,” as it is written, “then one of the seraphim flew unto me,” which is Michael.
“Will hover” is Gabriel, of whom it is written, “fly swiftly,” in double wording [“swiftly” also means “in flight”], as it is written, “The man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly.”
On the earth is Elijah, who is always on the earth. Nukva de ZA is called “earth,” and Elijah extends from Nukva de ZA and is always with her.
Elijah is not from the side of AVI, since he flew in four flights because the angels on the part of AVI fly and roam the world in six flights, since AVI are HBD HGT through Chazeh de AA, six Sefirot, with six flights opposite them. However, Elijah does not fly six flights, but four, indicating that he is from the Nukva, from the Chazeh and below, where there are only four Sefirot NHYM, opposite which are only four flights.
It is written about Elijah, “And the spirit of the Lord will carry you where I do not know.” “The spirit of the Lord” indicates one flight. “Will carry you” is the second flight; “where” is the third, and “I do not know” is the fourth flight. Thus, he flew in four flights.
167) The words, “over the face of the firmament of the heaven,” indicate the creation of the angel of death. It is implied in the words, “over the face,” since he darkens the face of the world, and also because it is written about him, “And darkness was in the face of the abyss.”
The words, “the firmament of the heaven,” are as it is said in The Zohar, that the angel of death ascends to the heaven and slanders, that he is Satan, the evil inclination, the angel of death. He is called Satan because he ascends to the heaven and Mastin [slanders]. And he is called “the angel of death” because afterward he takes one’s soul. This is why it was said about the angel of death, “over the face of the firmament of the heaven,” for his way is to slander in the heaven.
But on the second day, the angel of death was created, so why is it said that the words, “over the face of the firmament of the heaven,” said on the fifth day, indicates the creation of the angel of death? Indeed, “over the earth” in the verse indicates the creation of Angel Raphael, who is appointed over the healing of the earth, and thanks to whom the earth was healed. A person can understand it, and he heals the full force of the earth. And since the healing of the earth comes from him, his creation was implied in the words, “over the earth.” And the words, “over the face of the firmament of the heaven” are written about the creation of Angel Uriel.
Angel Raphael is the carrier of the Masach de Nukva, called “earth.” The entire level of the light that the earth needs comes out on that Masach, so that a person can receive from it the Mochin. It follows that through the Masach of Raphael, the earth was healed from being in Tohu ve Bohu because it re-obtained the Mochin through him.
Angel Uriel is Tifferet, ZA. Michael is Hesed, Gabriel is Gevura, and Uriel is Tifferet. Hence, the creation of Raphael is implied in the words, “over the earth,” since the Masach is the Nukva, called “earth,” and Uriel is implied in the words, “over the face of the firmament of the heaven” because he is ZA, called “firmament of the heaven,” since the firmament of the heaven is the sun, ZA, called “sun.”
All of them, all four angels, carriers of the Merkava [chariot/assembly], are implied in the verse. Michael is implied in the word, “birds,” Gabriel in the words, “will hover,” Raphael in the words, “over the earth,” and Uriel in the words, “over the face of the firmament of the heaven.”
168) This is why it is written, “And God created the great Taninim [crocodiles] and every living soul that creeps.” The great crocodiles imply high-ranking ministers, seventy appointees, ministers of seventy nations. This is why they were all created, to rule over the earth. It is written about them, “great,” not “that creeps,” since they were created to rule the earth.
169) “And every living soul that creeps” implies the creation of the Nefesh of Israel, who are certainly the Nefesh of that animal, Nukva de ZA, called “animal.” It is so because the whole of the world of Atzilut is regarded as light of Haya [animal], and the five Partzufim of Atzilut are regarded as NRNHY of the light of Haya, where AA is Yechida de Haya, AVI is Haya de Haya, YESHSUT is Neshama de Haya, ZA is Ruach de Haya, and Nukva is Nefesh de Haya.
And because Israel extend from Nukva de ZA, their Nefesh is also regarded as Nefesh de Haya. This is why they are called “one nation in the earth.”
It is written, “with which the waters swarmed after their kind.” This indicates those who engage in Torah, since there is no water but the Torah. Through the engagement in Torah they are rewarded with a living soul. If a person does not engage in Torah, he does not have a holy soul, and if he does engage in Torah he is rewarded with that living soul, as it is written, “and every winged bird after its kind,” implying the righteous among those who engage in Torah. And because they are righteous, they were rewarded with a living soul.
170) “A living soul” is written about Israel, since they are the children of the Creator, and from Him their holy souls come. From where do the souls of the other, idol-worshipping nations come? They have souls from those forces of the left that defile them. This is why they are all impure and defile all who come near them.
171) “And God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the living souls after its kind, beast, and creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind.’” It is written about the rest of the animals, besides Israel, that each of them receives according to its kind. This applies to the end of the verse, “beast, and creeping things, and animals after their kind.”
This is evidence that “living soul” is written about Israel, who have a high and holy living soul, while the words, “beast, and creeping things, and animals of the earth,” relate to the other, idol-worshipping nations, who are not living souls. Instead, they extend from the forces of the left, which defile them.
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