In Tanakh specific to the first levels of pardes, every word has a meaning, and many Rabbinic teachings in "oral Torah" associated with those meanings. However, with Kabbalistic interpretations, not only does each word have its own literal meaning, but there are innumerable wordplays and numeric equivalences used to connect one teaching with a seemingly unrelated other teaching, or create new teachings. No matter how much I read, I continue to come across new terms and wordplays. The possibilities for equivalences of terms in the Torah is endless, even more so than spoken languages like english, which must be why I feel the need to look for a "dictionary" of sorts more so than I do with language.

My first question is, are there any good references in english where you can look up a word and find out every other word that the Rabbis equated with that word through various "equations" and the associated teachings? A concordance of Kabbalistic terms. I don't mean "Malkut is the 10th sefirah" I mean like every time AriZal defines or interprets a term from a verse in Tanakh, or makes a kabbalistic equation with another term.

My second question is similar, but for verses. Are there any english references where I can look up a verse from Tanakh, and all organized in one chapter it will tell me the Rebbe's commentary and major teachings about it, Rashi's, Rambam's, Ramban's, AriZal's, Vilna Gaon's, Nachmanides, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai's, all the other giants of the generations?

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    Welcome to MiYodeya and thanks for this first question. Great to have you learn with us!
    – mbloch
    Feb 22, 2022 at 12:32
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    Your second question appears to be whether there is an English translation of Mikraot Gedolot. That was partially addressed here: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/52988/… and judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/77853/hirsch-chumash-online/…
    – mbloch
    Feb 22, 2022 at 12:36
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    And of course online you have sefaria.org/texts and alhatorah.org
    – mbloch
    Feb 22, 2022 at 12:37
  • Thanks so much @mbloch. I joined this forum because I've been a lurker for awhile and I've seen so many great answers here. So I really appreciate the warm welcome. As for Mikraot Gedolot, I was actually not familiar with that title, but it's great it is in English. What I was asking for was a text where you can look up the opinions of all the Rabbinic authorities, including the kabbalists, on any question, any verse, any term. Feb 23, 2022 at 8:40
  • @mbloch For example, I dont want to find out for the 1st time after 20 yrs of reading that "the word for .. "defect" ["pagam"] is .. 3 times the # of letters in .. Eh‑yeh," which corresponds to judgments. I am looking for a text where I can look up a word and it will immediately tell me, "the Ari taught that this related to Eh-yeh," "Ramban taught that it related to.." and so on. Likewise with Tanakh. I want to look up a verse, and not just see this is what Rashi said, this is what Ari said, but rather, see what they all said side by side, and what the agreements and disagreements were. Feb 23, 2022 at 8:53


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