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In the Talmud (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 105a), Rabbi Yochanan teaches that Anochi is an acronym for: “Ana Nafshi Ketivat Yehavit”.

This can be understood as that G-d Himself wrote and gave the Torah but these words could also be understood as: "I give Myself in writing", or “I state My soul/essence in writing”.

So what do these words imply? Does the Torah encompasses some of G-ds essence? Does it expresses G-ds essence in some way? What does it mean when G-d is in it; when what He wrote and gave contains G-ds soul?

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  • You could also read it as "I myself give in writing" (i.e. "myself" as intensive, not reflexive) – b a Feb 25 at 11:47
  • I do not think the expression can be translated the way you describe it. – N.T. Feb 28 at 3:48

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