Adam Ḳadmon

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Adam Ḳadmon in the Kabbalistic writings means the "Primal Man". The oldest rabbinical source for the term "Adam ha-Ḳadmoni" is Num. R. x, where Adam is styled, not as usually, "Ha-Rishon" (the first), but "Ha-Ḳadmoni" (the original). In Lurianic Kabbalah, Adam Ḳadmon acquired an exalted status equivalent to Purusha in the Upanishads, denoting an anthropomorphic concept of the universe itself.

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