Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #252 – How to kill a giant?
The Hebrew letters are arranged in five energy groups, based on the source and the way they are pronounced.
The list below is in the order from inside the mouth out
אחהע – throat
גיכק – top of the mouth
דטלנת – tongue
זסשרץ – teeth
בומף – lips
In 1 Samuel we read the story about Goliathwho was cursing and challenging the armies of Israel. They feared him so much and didn’t dare engage with him in a fight.
Goliath used the technology of words to weaken his enemies.
David used the same technology but with the Hebrew letters, to shut Goliath and remove his head, which was the source of the negativity. He put down the name of God and brought fear in the King and the armies of Israel.
1 Samuel 17:40 “ וַיִּקַּח מַקְלוֹ בְּיָדוֹ, וַיִּבְחַר-לוֹ חֲמִשָּׁה חַלֻּקֵי-אֲבָנִים מִן-הַנַּחַל וַיָּשֶׂם אֹתָם בִּכְלִי הָרֹעִים אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ וּבַיַּלְקוּט–וְקַלְעוֹ בְיָדוֹ; וַיִּגַּשׁ, אֶל-הַפְּלִשְׁתִּי.” “And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in the shepherd’s bag which he had”
David took FIVE stones (letters) from the brook (נחל level of Binah, the source). He went to meet Goliath who immediately ridiculed him. David was not impressed and told Goliath EXACTLY what is going to happen. 17:46 “This day will the LORD deliver you into my hand; and I will smite you, and take your head off you; and I will give the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel;”.
17:47 “ וְיֵדְעוּ כָּל-הַקָּהָל הַזֶּה, כִּי-לֹא בְּחֶרֶב וּבַחֲנִית יְהוֹשִׁיעַ יְהוָה: כִּי לַיהוָה הַמִּלְחָמָה, וְנָתַן אֶתְכֶם בְּיָדֵנוּ.”
“and that all this assembly may know YHVH saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is YHVH, and He will give you into our hand.’”.
This is a simple translation that shows physical power is nothing against the name of God, YHVH and the Hebrew letters.
This is the certainty that David had. He was certain of his winning over the giant because he was one with the light, his words and actions.
Then at 17:49 “And David put his hand in his bag, and took a STONE, and slung it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead; and the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell upon his face to the earth.” Notice that the verse here mentioned only one stone. David didn’t need more than one.
The word קלע, sling, in Hebrew also means putting together as one, like braiding.
When Goliath came in head to head with the Hebrew letters that David was well connected to, he didn’t have a chance. David took all the letters, which were the five stones and fused them together as one stone that was the letter Yod. David hit him in the forehead (Sefira of Da’at) and by that he severed Goliath’s head (upper three Sefirot) disconnecting the negative spiritual powers from his body (seven Sefirot).
In 17:50 the Bible states that David was stronger than the Philistine with Sling (using words) and Stone (letter) “.. and slew him but there was no sword in the hand of David.
Further more in the 17:51 it is said that David ran to Goliath, took his sword and killed him. That was the second time it is mentioned that Goliath was killed.
The first time was when David used the power of the letters to kill his spiritual essence. The second time was when David beheaded Goliath.
This Bible story reveals the connection of King David with Malchut and his power of putting words together into a powerful tool of light. Our prayer book is full of Psalms, which was written by Kind David. This is how powerful the Hebrew letters are.
Our tongue looks like a sword and David’s son, Solomon knew that well. In proverb 18:21 he wrote “מָוֶת וְחַיִּים, בְּיַד-לָשׁוֹן” “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”