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Sh'lama Akhi Paul:
May I add something to this. I would like to introduce PaRDeS, to the discussion of Q'NOMA-PARSOPA.
Pashat cannot exist outside of "space-time". Pashat is a physical manifestation, an actual event.
Oftentimes in a Biblical text is the "allusion" to a deeper meaning, such as "the life of Joseph" (he is a type of Mashiakh), and the "remez", is the hint of profound meaning, just below the surface, never contradicting "pashat", but not obvious, without supporting evidence.
A "darash" is an "enquiry", or a "homily", whereby the "treasure" is searched for, allowing one to "dig for treasure", and "elucidate on the text. A "precept", that is mentioned in TORAH can be "dug" from Proverbs, or Psalms, for example, and found in the life and ministry of Yahshua HaMashiakh.
Opposite to "pashat", "sod", cannot exist in "space-time". It is here that the mystery of the God-Head "exists". This is also the realm of Q'NOMA, outside of "space-time".
It is the Ruakh HaKodesh that "bears witness" with us, concerning Q'NOMA as "sod/hidden", as "revelation of TRUTH",(John 16:13), in this life. It is not possible with an "academic understanding", to grasp Q'NOMA, which is in the realm of "sod/hidden", and outside of "space-time". It is precisely for this reason, that faith in Yahshua HaMashiakh is not idolatry. However, the introduction of "hypostasis" has led directly to idolatry, by ignoring the limitation of "space-time" to explain the GOD-HEAD. This is why we need the Ruakh HaKodesh, "rather than leaning upon our own understanding",(Proverbs 3:5).
We can see a word-picture of this "mystery" in I Timothy 3:16.
"And truly great is this mystery of righteousness which was revealed in the flesh, and justified by the Spirit, and was seen by angels, and was proclaimed among the Gentiles, and was believed in the world, and was taken up into glory."
I hope this helps, and does not confuse anyone.