Continued from previous DZ
The patriarchs (Chessed, Gevurah and Tiferet) connect to each of the 72 names with their actions and spiritual unifications.
When they are united, no one can rise against them. Their unification brings Moses, Aaron and Joseph (Netzach, Hod and Yessod). The six Sefirot has 12 borders (see below) and all the aspects together come to 72 (6×12). They spread to different ways and even though they have different meaning, they joined in one way that leads to Malchut.
The 72 names have 10 parts of 7 names in each according to the Sefirot. The names והו #1 and #49 are the same as well as מבה #14 and #55. So we have 70 names and two ‘witnesses’ that connect to Malchut as the Zohar explains.
The first three parts begins with והו #1 and ends with נלך #21. These three are considered the ‘head’, representing Chokmah, Binah and Da’at. Then Chessed ייי through שאה. Gevurah from ריי through כוק.
The three Yods ייי begins the connection to Chessed and represents the unification of the three columns.
The next DZ study includes a video to make this study easier to understand.
The 12 borders
The six sefirot of Zeir Anpin (Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach , Hod and Yessod) form the vessel.
Chessed – South
Gevurah – North
Tiferet – East
Netzach – Up
Hod – Down
Yessod – West
There are 12 shared borders between the sides of the cube that has 6 directions. We make special connection to these spiritual ‘depths’ during the holiday of Sukkot when using the Lulav (palm branch) and Etrog (the citrus fruit).
The 12 are also the aspects of the 12 tribes coming out of Jacob and the 12 Zodiacal Constellations.
The 72 names represent aspects of ‘bridges’ from the upper three Sefirot through Zeir Anpin to the world of Malchut.
Daily Zohar # 2449 – Behaalotcha – The 72 names – Part 5