I have been brushing up on Hebrew this summer and in the process I uncovered some interesting correspondences between the messianic prophecies of Isaiah 11:2 and the divine emanations of the Kabbalistic tree of life. In essence, the prophet foretold that the Spirit of Chokmah, Binah, Da’at and Gevurah would be found in the Messiah.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom (chokmah) and of understanding (binah),
the Spirit of counsel and of might (gevurah),
the Spirit of the knowledge (da’at) and fear of the Lord
Verify it for yourself by clicking through to the Strong’s Concordance numbers.
Nor do the correspondances end there. In the New Testament apostle Paul prays that, through the Messiah, these attributes may be unleashed in ourselves: “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives” (Colossians 1:9)