Transliteration:v’zeh ma’aseh ha-menorah mikshah zahav ad y’rechah ad.....
Translation:BOTTOM BORDER“And this was the work of the candlestick, beaten work of gold; unto the base thereof, and unto.....”
Transliteration:.....ad pir’chah mikshah hiv kamar’eh asher.....
Translation:LEFT OUTER BORDER UP“.....unto the flowers thereof, it was beaten work; according unto the pattern.....”
Transliteration:.....her’ah YHVH et Moshe ken asah et ha-menorah (Genesis 49:18) lishu’atcha kiviti YHVH
Translation:The method of abbreviation employed here is “Serugin” or “trellis writing,” which is affiliated to the Kabbalistic system of Notarikon, which I have defined in “The Book of Sacred Names” to be “a sort of short-hand, or system of acronyms. Notarikon is therefore a method in which the single letters of a word, become words themselves.” In the case of the Serugin method, an entire chapter can be condensed by employing the initials or the first two letters of a word. In this regard, Psalm 67 was compressed in the Shiviti amulet in the following manner:CENTRE TOP: ARCHED SUPERSCRIPT“.....which YHVH had shown Moses, so he made the candlestick.” (Genesis 49:18) “I wait for Thy salvation YHVH.”
Verse 1: [First three letters of the first three words; and first two letters of the concluding word]CENTRE: SEVEN BRANCHED CANDELABRUM
Verse 2 : [First two letters of the first five words; the initial of the next word; and the first two letters of the concluding word]
Verse 5 : [First three letters of the first word; first two letters of the succeeding nine words; and the first letter of the concluding word]
Verse 7 : [Initial of the first word; first two letters of the following two words; and the initials of the concluding three words]
Initial letters of the first nine words comprising Genesis 49:22 reading:
Transliteration:ben porat Josef ben porat alei ayin benot tza’adah.....
Translation:LEFT LOWER CORNER“Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a fountain; its branches run.....”
The initials of the concluding two words of Genesis 49:22 reading (alei shur—“over the wall”); (Argaman—Divine Name constructed from the initials of the names of the angels Auriel [Oriel], Rafael, Gavriel, Michael and Nuriel); and concluding with the initials of the phrase (Chen y’hi ratzon—“Be it willed” [“So mote it be”]).Each of the items constituting this amulet, are dealt with separately in my forthcoming "The Book of Seals and Amulets," and much of the mentioned material has been fairly extensively addressed in "The Book of Sacred Names."Be that as it may, it should be noted that whilst this Shiviti Kamea was created to protect a woman in childbirth, against the “evil eye” and the demoness Lilith, the “Menorah Psalm” is also abbreviated on Hebrew amulets, as a call for help by individuals who find themselves in grievous circumstances. In this regard there are Kameot constructed from only the initials of the words comprising this Psalm, all of which were configured into a set of eighteen letter combinations as shown below:, was constructed from the initial of the first words of verses 2 to 8 of Psalm 67. This Name is said to pertain to the wonders of the sacred incense (k’toret).