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12:33 AM
In this paragraph on the Wikipedia page for the Molten Sea (Brazen Sea), it says:
> The band of thirty ells around it corresponded to the Ten Commandments, to the ten words of God at the creation of the world, and to the ten Sefirot: for the world can exist only when the Ten Commandments are observed, and the ten Sefirot as well as the ten words of God were the instruments of the Creation.
The ten words of God is actually a hyperlink that leads to the Wikipedia page on Genesis 1:1, but I can't figure out what those ten words refer to.
Question: Does anyone know what the "ten words of God at the creation of the world" refers to?
 
 
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2:34 AM
@AviFS Most likely, this is a mistranslation of the Mishna in Avot 1:5, which says that God created the world with עשרה מאמרות, better rendered ten expressions of speech. See sefaria.org/… including the commentary there for the source and some explanation.
 
 
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