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I remember seeing a passuk that has the phrase "abrah kadabrah," or maybe a Rishon. Does anyone know a source?

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I don't know a specific pasuk where this phrase is used, but the phrase could very plausibly come from Hebrew. Translated, it would be something along the lines of "I will create as I say." That strongly hints of Hashem's creation of the world. –  Daniel Aug 16 '12 at 5:00
    
I know the def and idea just forgot source ,saw it a few years ago dont rem where. –  sam Aug 16 '12 at 5:03
    
It's in the Talmud. But it's not written exactly. It's more like Adbaraha K'davarah. It's not in tanach, just the Talmud and maybe Midrashim. –  avi Aug 19 '12 at 21:53
    
Source please ? –  sam Aug 19 '12 at 22:13

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I searched the Bar-Ilan books. There are no results.

Craig Conley (Magic Words p. 66) writes:

More popularly, abracadabra is associated with a Hebrew-Aramaic expression, variously transliterated: ibra k'dibra ("I create through my speech"[49]) ... Abra kadavra ("I will create with words"[51]).

[49] Estelle Frankel, Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing and Inner Wholeness (2004)

[51] David Aaron, Endless Light: The Ancient Path of Kabbalah (1998)

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There is a jewish source I saw it inside. –  sam Aug 16 '12 at 15:19
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@sam Evidently not one included in the Bar-Ilan collection. –  b a Aug 16 '12 at 16:53
    
@sam It's in the Talmud. But it's not written exactly. It's more like Adbaraha K'davarah. It's not in tanach, just the Talmud and maybe Midrashim. –  avi Aug 19 '12 at 21:53

I remember reading it in Sefer Heyetzirah, the one with Aryeh Kaplan's peirush.

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Rivka, welcome to Mi Yodeya! If you could indicate where exactly in Sefer Hayetzirah you saw this phrase that would greatly increase the value of your answer. –  Double AA Aug 16 '12 at 17:59
    
It seems not to be in the short version. Maybe there is a long version that does have it. –  b a Aug 16 '12 at 23:05
    
@ba it may be in the peirush –  Shmuel Brin Aug 17 '12 at 4:12

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