Daily Zohar 3909
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -3909

Hebrew translation:

112. עוֹד אָמַר לוֹ, כָּתוּב (שם לו) אָדָם וּבְהֵמָה, וְלֹא כָתוּב אִישׁ וּבְהֵמָה. אָמַר לוֹ, וָלֹא?! וַהֲרֵי כָּתוּב (שמות יא) לְמֵאִישׁ וְעַד בְּהֵמָה. אֲבָל מַה שֶּׁכָּתוּב אָדָם וּבְהֵמָה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁכָּתוּב (מלכים-א ה) מִן הָאֶרֶז אֲשֶׁר בַּלְּבָנוֹן עַד הָאֵזוֹב אֲשֶׁר יֹצֵא בַּקִּיר. דֶּרֶךְ הַכָּתוּב הוּא, שֶׁלּוֹקֵחַ הָעֶלְיוֹן מִכֻּלָּם וְהַנָּמוּךְ מִכֻּלָּם. אַף כָּאן הָעֶלְיוֹן שֶׁל הַכֹּל – אָדָם, וְהַנָּמוּךְ מֵהַכֹּל – בְּהֵמָה.
113. אָמַר לוֹ, וַהֲרֵי כָּתוּב (בראשית ב) וְאָדָם אַיִן לַעֲבֹד אֶת הָאֲדָמָה. אָמַר לוֹ, בֹּא וּרְאֵה שֶׁכָּל מַה שֶּׁבָּעוֹלָם אֵינוֹ אֶלָּא בִּשְׁבִיל הָאָדָם, וְכֻלָּם בִּגְלָלוֹ מִתְקַיְּמִים וְלֹא נִרְאִים בָּעוֹלָם, וְכֻלָּם הִתְעַכְּבוּ עַד שֶׁיָּבֹא אוֹתוֹ שֶׁנִּקְרָא אָדָם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם) וְכֹל שִׂיחַ הַשָּׂדֶה טֶרֶם יִהְיֶה בָאָרֶץ וְגוֹ’. טֶרֶם: עַד שֶׁלֹּא, כְּתַרְגּוּמוֹ. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁלֹּא נִרְאֲתָה הַדְּמוּת הָעֶלְיוֹנָה. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב וְאָדָם אַיִן. כְּלוֹמַר, כֻּלָּם הִתְעַכְּבוּ בִשְׁבִילָהּ שֶׁל הַדְּמוּת הַזֹּאת עַד שֶׁנִּרְאֲתָה. וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ לֹא נִרְאֲתָה (נִבְרְאָה) הַדְּמוּת הַזּוֹ אֶלָּא בַּדְּמוּת שֶׁרְאוּיָה לָהּ. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם) וַיִּיצֶר ה’ אֱלֹהִים אֶת הָאָדָם, בְּשֵׁם מָלֵא, כְּמוֹ שֶׁבֵּאַרְנוּ, שֶׁהוּא שְׁלֵמוּת הַכֹּל וְהַכְּלָל שֶׁל הַכֹּל.


Zohar Tazria

Continued from previous DZ
Psalm 36:7
“צִדְקָתְךָ כְּהַרְרֵי אֵל מִשְׁפָּטֶךָ תְּהוֹם רַבָּה אָדָם וּבְהֵמָה תוֹשִׁיעַ יְהוָה.”
“Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O YHVH, You preserve man (אָדָם) and beast.”
He continues to ask, we read “man (אָדָם) and beast”, not “man (אִישׁ) and beast”. Even though the verse refers to a low level when comparing man to a beast. It does not say man ‘אִישׁ’ as we read in Exodus 11:7
“וּלְכֹל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא יֶחֱרַץ כֶּלֶב לְשֹׁנוֹ לְמֵאִישׁ וְעַד בְּהֵמָה לְמַעַן תֵּדְעוּן אֲשֶׁר יַפְלֶה יְהוָה בֵּין מִצְרַיִם וּבֵין יִשְׂרָאֵל.”
“But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man (אִישׁ) or beast, that you may know that YHVH does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’”
The highest level in this world is אדם and the lowest is a beast.
The style that the Torah uses is to refer to the highest before the lowest as we read in 1 Kings 5:13
“וַיְדַבֵּר עַל הָעֵצִים מִן הָאֶרֶז אֲשֶׁר בַּלְּבָנוֹן וְעַד הָאֵזוֹב אֲשֶׁר יֹצֵא בַּקִּיר וַיְדַבֵּר עַל הַבְּהֵמָה וְעַל הָעוֹף וְעַל הָרֶמֶשׂ וְעַל הַדָּגִים.”
(In the English Bible translation appears in 1 Kings 4:33)
“Also he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree of Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, of birds, of creeping things, and of fish.”

Genesis 2:5
“וְכֹל שִׂיחַ הַשָּׂדֶה טֶרֶם יִהְיֶה בָאָרֶץ וְכָל עֵשֶׂב הַשָּׂדֶה טֶרֶם יִצְמָח כִּי לֹא הִמְטִיר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים עַל הָאָרֶץ וְאָדָם אַיִן לַעֲבֹד אֶת הָאֲדָמָה.”
“before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For YHVH God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;”
He asks, what is the importance of mentioning the name “man אדם”.
Rabbi Aba answers that everything in this world was created and exists for man אדם. For that reason, nothing was grown until man (אדם, Adam) was created. Creation was in suspended animation until man became a living part of it.
Genesis 2:7
“וַיִּיצֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶת הָאָדָם עָפָר מִן הָאֲדָמָה וַיִּפַּח בְּאַפָּיו נִשְׁמַת חַיִּים וַיְהִי הָאָדָם לְנֶפֶשׁ חַיָּה.”
“And YHVH God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being.”
The creation of the world was made with the name ‘אֱלֹהִים’, but when it came to creating man, both aspects of the name of God “יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים” came together to create man אדם and give him perfection that includes everything in creation.

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