Babylon 10
Simply the best definition!

Download it's free

'olam

Wikipedia English The Free Encyclopedia

Download this dictionary
Olam
Olam is a Hebrew word which means "a distant time". It is also possibly a term referring to a measure of distance, namely time.

See more at Wikipedia.org...


© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Rakefet Dictionary

Download this dictionary
'Olam
'Olam (Hebrew) Ulom (Phoenician) [from `alam to hide, conceal] Also oulom. Long duration, long past time, great antiquity, hence occasionally used for the future; again, the world. Parallel to the Gnostic Aeon, which signifies a time period, something secret and esoteric, and the world which exists in the time period; also parallels the Sanskrit kala. Sometimes mistranslated as eternity. Frequently used in the plural ('olamin).
In the Qabbalah, however, 'olam particularly refers to a sphere or world, of which there are four, which come into being during the manifestation of a cosmos. They are enumerated as: 'olam 'atstsiloth (the sphere of condensation); 'olam had-Beri'ah (the sphere of creation); 'olam hay-Yetsirah (the sphere of formation); and 'olam ha-'asiyyah or Qelippoth (the sphere of action or of shells). Each 'olam is the emanation or continuation of its superior, so that each is as a pendant connected with its superior and a link in a chain from 'atstsiloth -- neshamah: to the head; beri'ah -- ruah: to the breast or chest; yetsirah -- nephesh: to the abdomen; and 'asiyyah or qelippoth -- guph: the physical body.



| 'olam in French | 'olam in Spanish | 'olam in German