Gershom Scholem – On the Kabbalah and its symbolism - Midrash ha-Ne'elam
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Gershom Scholem – On the Kabbalah and its symbolism
There is a passage in the Midrash ha-Ne'elam in Zohar Hadash 1885 16b, according to which air, earth, and water were God's builders, but all of them were unable to give Adam soul, until
'God and earth joined to make him.' God's exclamation 'Let us make a man' was addressed not to the angels but to the earth, which brought forth Adam's golem (here simply 'body').