Daily Zohar # 2154 – Behaalotcha – 72 names – Part 1
“וַיִּסַּע מַלְאַךְ הָאֱלֹהִים, הַהֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵי מַחֲנֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֵּלֶךְ, מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם; וַיִּסַּע עַמּוּד הֶעָנָן, מִפְּנֵיהֶם, וַיַּעֲמֹד, מֵאַחֲרֵיהֶם.”
“Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them,”
This is the first verse from the three that construct the holy 72 names. The ‘angel of God’ is the aspect of the Shechina that moved in front of the Israelites because of the merit of the patriarchs and the three columns, Abraham for Chessed, Isaac for Gevurah and Jacob for Central column, Tiferet. For that reason, the three verses received the holy names.
The first verse for the right column is in regular order of the letters. The second verse is for Left column and is reversed. The third verse if for the Central column and is represented in regular order of the letters.
The first verse and letter of each of the 72 names is in the control of Chessed. The word Chessed in Hebrew, ‘חסד’ has the numerical value of 72.
The next studies of this week will be also about the 72 names. I will reveal the best and most powerful way to connect to them as well as how not to use them.