77. (THE BEGINNING OF THE ARTICLE IS MISSING. THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT THE WORDS OF THE FAITHFUL SHEPHERD) since the Temple and Messiah's name come from the Name Yud Hei Vav Hei, AND THESE FOUR LETTERS YUD HEI VAV HEI ARE the four faces of man and belong to the tribe of Levi, since they came out of the living creatures of the rest of the tribes, WHICH ARE THE FACE OF A LION, THE FACE OF AN OX AND THE FACE OF AN EAGLE and entered the portion of man's face, being his four faces, AS THE FACE OF MAN INCLUDES ALL FOUR FACES. And Moses is man of the likeness of Adam above. "What is his name" IS THE FIRST MAN "and what is his son's name" (Mishlei 30:4) REFERS TO MOSES. Because of that, the priests and Levites are fed by the King and eat at His table, and the rest of the King's armies each give them food in their abode. The Faithful Shepherd is like the King's son, who is closer to the King than those who eat at His table, for none is closer to the King among all His people than His son.
78. The Holy Luminary, RABBI SHIMON, rose and said TO THE SPEAKER, Old, old man, through your words your identity is recognized. You are the first man; "what is his name" was spoken of you, "and what is his son's name" relates to the Faithful Shepherd. And because THE FAITHFUL SHEPHERD made new expositions in the Torah, you rejoice since, "A wise son makes a glad father" (Mishlei 10:1).
79. Faithful Shepherd, in this portion your gathering into that world is mentioned, as it is written, "Go into this mount Avarim," mount Nebo, "And when you have seen it, you shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered" (Bemidbar 27:12-13). And in this portion it behooves you to return to the world and live and enter the land of Yisrael and join in this portion your bride, WHO IS THE LAND OF YISRAEL, NAMELY MALCHUT, of whom it says, "Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace" (Bemidbar 25:12), WHICH WAS HIS, AND WHICH HE GAVE TO PINCHAS YET HE HIMSELF REMAINED NOT IN WANT. This is why the Holy One, blessed be He, did not say to him 'descend' but rather, "Go (lit. 'ascend') INTO MOUNT AVARIM," because from THIS MOUNTAIN you shall enter the land of Yisrael.
80. And as for what has been said of you, "but no man knows his grave to this day..." (Devarim 34:6), woe to those of a closed heart and shut eyes who do not know your burial that you sought mercy before the Holy One, blessed be He, not to be taken into a burial in which you are considered dead. This is the meaning of, "Moses My servant is dead" (Yehoshua 1:2). And these fools used to say that Moses was afraid of death like other people, of leaving this world into the next. They do not know how your burial and death took place.
81. For so did the sages of the Mishnah explain that those who die outside the land of Yisrael are not living. They do not say that they shall not live, for had they said that they would have denied the resurrection of the dead. But there is a great secret here, for his, MOSES,' burial was in a form not befitting him, which is, "in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is" (Tehilim 63:2), NAMELY IN THE WILDERNESS; and water is none other than Torah, WHICH MEANS THE WILDERNESS IS A PLACE OF KLIPOT, where, "he had no form nor comeliness" (Yeshayah 53:2). And whoever saw him in that form, IT IS SAID, "that we should look at him, and no countenance, that we should desire him" (Ibid.). This is why the prophecy of Isaiah THAT BEGINS WITH, "Behold, My servant shall prosper" (Yeshayah 52:13) alludes to him.
82. Because of this burial, he sought mercy not to die there outside the land of Yisrael because it was, "in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is," which is the Torah. Thus it says of him, "Go into this mount Avarim"; from his lowliness He showed him his loftiness, namely though you are buried in a place not befitting you, without your garments, which are skin and flesh, moving and roving from your place, wandering and exiled, yet Pinchas, with whom you did kindness, as it says of you, "Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace," will be kind to you and in his portion you shall rise, THAT IS, IN THE PASSAGE "BEHOLD, I GIVE TO HIM MY COVENANT OF PEACE." FOR PINCHAS IS ELIJAH, THE ANGEL OF THE COVENANT, WHO WILL HELP MOSES CONNECT WITH THE TWO MESSIAHS TO BRING YISRAEL OUT OF EXILE. In it is your bride, MALCHUT, and there you shall join her like a groom joins his bride.
83. For had you not been buried outside the Holy Land, outside your bride, Yisrael would not have come out of exile. Of you it says, "But he was wounded (Heb. mecholal) because of our transgressions" (Yeshayah 53:5), becoming not sacred (Heb. chol) due to the iniquity and transgression of Yisrael, as it says of you, "And He buried him in the valley" (Devarim 34:6). It says of your burial, "Every valley shall be exalted" (Yeshayah 40:4), namely, all that is lowly shall be exalted for your sake, which is Yisrael who are humbler and lower than any nation and tongue. "And every mountain and hill shall be made low" (Ibid.) are the wicked and the impudent.
84. This is the meaning of, "and by his injuries (Heb. chavurato) we are healed" (Yeshayah 53:5), namely, with the connection (Heb. chibur) he made with us in exile "we are healed." For you are like the shining sun, since though the sun sets at night it shines on the moon and all the stars and constellations. So do you shine upon all the sages of all kinds of Halachah and Kabbalah who are watered in secret from you like a spring that waters the trees under their root unbeknownst until its water breaks into the open. This is what is meant by, "So will your spring be dispersed abroad" (Mishlei 5:16).
85. For you are also like the sun that travels during winter underneath the streams SECRETLY AND WARMS THEM. With the time of redemption, you shall be like the sun that travels during summer above the springs and they shall be cool WITHOUT JUDGMENT but with Mercy. For when you are underneath them they are warm with Judgment. The Faithful Shepherd approached and blessed the Holy Lamp, saying, surely you shine upon me when it says of me, "because the sun was set (Heb. ki va)" (Beresheet 28:11), WHICH IS SPELLED LIKE 'the sun was extinguished (Heb. kavah)' when its light is darkened. May it be that the Name Yud Hei Vav Hei will shine its Name upon you.