[13a - 53 lines; 13b - 56 lines]

1a)[line 1]בבתי גואיBATEI GAVA'EI- the inner chambers

b)[line 1]בבתי בראיBATEI VARA'EI- the outer chambers

2)[line 4]"הקרח הנורא""HA'KERACH HA'NORA"- "the awesome ice" (Yechezkel 1:22)

3)[line 11]"אעלה על במתי עב אדמה לעליון""E'ELEH AL BAMASEI AV, EDAMEH L'ELYON."- "I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High." (Yeshayah 14:14)

4)[line 13]שהמריד כל העולם כולו עליוSHE'HIMRID [ES] KOL HA'OLAM KULO ALAV- that made the entire world rebel against himself (lit. against Nimrod, but referring to HaSh-m)

5a)[line 20]רגליRAGLEI- feet

b)[line 20]קרסוליKARSULEI- ankles (O.F. cheville)

c)[line 21]שוקיSHOKEI- lower legs

d)[line 22]רכוביRECHUVEI- knees

e)[line 22]ירכיYERECHEI- thighs

6)[line 31]ראשי פרקיםROSHEI PERAKIM- chapter headings [of the Beraisa of Ma'aseh ha'Merkavah] (and he uses his intuition to understand the deep secrets - RABEINU CHANANEL)

7a)[line 35]"שר חמשים""SAR CHAMISHIM"- "The captain of fifty" (Yeshayah 3:3) - the Gemara below (14a) explains that this refers to either (a) an expert in the five books of the Torah (read "Sar Chumashim"), or (b) a Torah sage who has reached the age of fifty, when it is permitted for him to have his discourse presented by a Meturgeman (see Background to Moed Katan 21:7:b)

b)[line 35]"ונשוא פנים""U'NESU FANIM"- "and the honorable man" (ibid.) - the Gemara below (14a) explains that this refers to someone who finds favor on behalf of his generation in the eyes of Heaven or the authorities, which provides them with sustenance

c)[line 35]"ויועץ""V'YO'ETZ"- "and the counselor" (ibid.) - the Gemara below (14a) explains that this refers to an expert in the field of calculating the new month and the need for an extra month in the year

d)[line 36]"וחכם חרשים""VA'CHACHAM CHARASHIM"- "and the skillful artisan" (ibid.) - the Gemara below (14a) explains that "Chacham" refers to a student who causes his teacher to gain new insights; "Charashim" refers to an expert Torah sage whose words are so novel and ingenious that others feel like fools during his discourse

e)[line 36]"ונבון לחש""U'NEVON LACHASH"- "and the eloquent orator" (ibid.) - the Gemara below (14a) explains that "Navon" refers to someone who is able to understand things using his intuition; "Lachash" refers to one who is worthy of being taught Torah secrets

8)[line 38]תא אגמרךTA AGMERACH- Come! I will teach you

9)[line 38]לא קשאיLO KASHA'I- I am not old enough (I have not reached the age of fifty - RABEINU CHANANEL)

10)[line 39]אי זכאיIY ZAKA'I- if I would have merited

11)[line 44]"כבשים ללבושך""KEVASIM LI'LEVUSHECHA"- lit. "lambs for your clothing" (Mishlei 27:26) - the Gemara is interpreting this as if it said "Kevushim" - "concealed matters" (see Hagahos ha'Bach #4)

12)[line 44]כבשונו של עולםKIVSHONO SHEL OLAM- the concealed matters of the world

13)[line 49]ונפקא נורא ואכלתיהNAFKA NURA V'ACHALTEI- a fire went out [from the Chashmal - Hagahos ha'Bach #6] and consumed him

14)[line 50]ברםBERAM- truly!

15)[line 51]גרביGARVEI- kegs

16)[line 51]בעלייהALIYAH- the second story of his house


17)[line 1]ממללותMEMALELOS- speak (uttering songs of praise with great intensity - RABEINU CHANANEL)

18)[line 1]עתים חשותITIM CHASOS- at times they are silent

19)[line 5]הבזקHA'BAZAK- potsherds

20)[line 8]"וארא והנה רוח סערה...""VA'ERE V'HINEI RU'ACH SE'ARAH..."- "And I looked, and, behold, a stormy wind came from the north, a great cloud, and a fire flaring up, and a brightness was around it, out of its midst, as the color of Chashmal, out of the midst of the fire." (Yechezkel 1:4)

21)[line 17]אופןOFAN- Ofanim are the angels that support the Chayos ha'Kodesh (Fearful Beings of the Holy Sanctuary). They are called Ofanim because when they were seen by prophetic vision they resembled wheels. According to the RAMBAM there are ten levels of angels. The most exalted of the angels are the Chayos ha'Kodesh and below them are the Ofanim. The angels of the sixth level are called Mal'achim (see Hilchos Yesodei ha'Torah 2:7).

22)[line 24]דאמר שם אתגאD'AMAR SHEM A'TAGA- he pronounces one of the names of HaSh-m over the crown

23)[line 36]קטיגור יעשה סניגור?!KATEIGOR YE'ASEH SANEIGOR?!- shall the prosecutor become the defense attorney?!

24)[line 37]כרביאK'RAVYA- like a child

25a)[line 39]אפי רברביAPEI RAVREVEI- a large face

b)[line 39]ואפי זוטריAPEI ZUTREI- a small face

26)[line 44]"התעיף עיניך בו ואיננו...""HA'SA'IF EINECHA BO V'EINENU..."- "If you blink your eyes at it, it is gone" (Mishlei 23:5) - The Gemara compares the word "ha'Sa'if" from this verse with the word "Ye'ofef" (Yeshayah 6:2) to prove that the wings with which the Chayos ha'Kodesh would "fly" were the ones that were gone.

27)[line 48]כרעיהKAR'EI- his leg

28)[line 49]"אלף אלפין ישמשוניה ורבו רבבן קדמוהי יקומון""ELEF ALFIM YESHAMSHUNEI V'RIBO RIVEVAN KADAMOHI YEKUMUN"- "[A River of Fire issued and came forth from before Him;] a thousand thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him; [they sat in judgment, and the books were opened.]" (Daniel 7:10)

29)[line 50]"גדודיו""GEDUDAV"- "his battalions [of Angels]" (Iyov 25:3)

30)[line 51]פמליא של מעלהPAMALYA SHEL MA'ALAH- the attendants of the King (Angels)

31)[line 53]"נהר דינור""NAHAR DINUR"- "the River of Fire" (Daniel 7:10)

32)[line 54]"הנה סערת ה'...""HINEH SA'ARAS HASH-M..."- "Behold, the stormy wind of HaSh-m, gone forth in fury, a whirling tempest; it shall fall upon the head of the wicked." (Yirmeyahu 23:19)

33)[line 55]על אשר קומטוAL ASHER KUMTU- on [those 974 generations] that (a) were destined [to be created before Matan Torah but were scattered into all of the generations of history, and eventually were sent to Gehinom] (RASHI); (b) were cut down [before their time] (Ibn Ezra to Iyov 22:16)

34)[line 55]"אשר קומטו ולא עת נהר יוצק יסודם""ASHER KUMTU V'LO ES; NAHAR YUTZAK YESODAM"- "Who were cut down (see previous entry) before their time, whose foundation was inundated with a flood." (Iyov 22:16)