Topics

Topic - a subject tackled by the given unit. Each unit can have more than one topics. Topics are organized in the two-tier system consisting of general and more specific subjects. Below is the list of the so-far defined topics. Most of them are self-explanatory, some are supplemented by a short commentary. The ones in the square brackets contain the name of a group of topics but not the topic itself.

Below is the list of the first-tier and second-tier topic tags:

  • appellation (name of entity serving as a part of divine title - ang class only)
  • apotropaic
    • assistance
    • avoidance
    • binding
    • charm
    • circumcision
    • citation (from the Hebrew Bible and only when it is recognizable – otherwise it is a spell)
    • cuisine (very rare though)
    • decency (modesty, quietness, keeping the mitzvot, etc.)
    • incense
    • light
    • magic (bases on acts and words and as such differs from spell)
    • mezuzah
    • name (utilization of a divine name)
    • noise
    • pairs
    • passing
    • plurality (of people against entities)
    • purification (so as to distinguish it from hygiene tag)
    • prayer
    • river
    • shema
    • sign
    • spell
    • study
    • tefillin
    • torah
    • tzitzit
    • wings (ang class only)
  • astrology
  • biblicalreference
  • [cosmic] (referring to cosmic order)
    • demonogony (the creation of demons)
    • hierarchy (of entities; including the cases which speak about the internal diversification)
  • cooperation (no longer a second-tier tag within [relation of power] group)
    • affliction (of Israel's enemy)
    • healing
    • intercession
    • petition (when sth is asked for and the request is directed to sbd)
  • [cultic matters]
    • idolatry
    • necromancy
  • description (unit describes an entity)
    • disguise (entity takes form of something else)
    • simile (when humans are likened to the entities)
  • enochian (references to the Enochian traditions)
  • eschatology
    • apocatastasis
    • death
    • juridical (when moral qualities of persons are considered, often proclaimed by batqol; also when sb is accused before god)
    • resurrection
    • resurrection
    • underworld
  • exorcism
  • festivals
    • pesach
    • roshhashanah
    • sabbath
    • sukkah
    • yomkippur
  • habitation
    • animal (when an animal serves as a kind of a "vehicle" for an entity)
    • bath
    • body (when entities inhabit human bodies or when entities constantly accompany humans; version 001 had “anatomy”)
    • bridge
    • cemetery
    • everywhere (everywhere on earth – this is to differentiate from the cases which speak about heavens)
    • field
    • food
    • heaven
    • house
    • mountains
    • palace (both Jewish and non-Jewish rulers)
    • privy
    • river
    • road
    • ruins
    • scholars (since they are particularly vulnerable to assault)
    • school
    • shades
    • synagogue
    • temple
    • throne (divine throne)
    • tree
    • water
  • learning (so as to differentiate against study which is solely apotropaic)
  • mashal (when some particularly interesting mashal is mustered)
  • proficiency (entities manifest valuable knowledge and skills)
    • agility (including manual proficiency)
    • dead (the knowledge concerns the realm of the dead specifically)
    • dream
    • future
    • mediator (when entity becomes a mediator in transmission of some knowledge to humans)
    • possession
    • prophecy (when entity invokes the prophetic state of human)
    • speech
  • rebellion (any hint of rejecting some kind of authority)
  •  [relation of power]
    • conflict
    • control (entities are controlled either by god or humans)
    • council (taken with god)
    • hurt (entities hurt Israel or positive figures)
    • jealousy (entities jealous about humans)
    • provocation
    • submission (when one is supposed to submit to demons)
    • test (entities test humans)
    • theodicy (entities substitute god in afflicting humans)
    • trick (humans trick entities)
  • medicine
    • blindness
    • breath
    • epilepsy
    • fever
    • hygiene
    • plague
    • skin (everything which manifests on skin)
    • tzaraat
  • morality (moral issues are tackled)
    • endofyetzer
  • physiology
    • birth
    • crying
    • eating
    • evacuation (defecation, urination)
    • masturbation
    • sex (including references to carnality in general)
  • signal (when something foretells the presence of an entity)
  • slander
Genre specific topics

  • [cosmic] (referring to cosmic order)
    • angelogony
    • cosmology
    • demonogony
    • hierarchy (including the cases which speak about the internal diversification; also the relations within family)
    • jealousy
  • cultic
    • idolatry
    • necromancy
    • praise (includes the heavenly temple service)
  • [pragmatics]
    • halakhah
    • obsession
  • proverbs
    • crazy
  • statement
    • audial
    • description
      • accessories
      • exegesis (when particular entities are explained as belonging to classes, identities are revealed, etc.)
      • anthropomorphic
      • theriomorphic
    • disguise
    • simile (when regular figures are likened to the entities; makes sense when there is some other kind of parallelism, e.g. human behaves like an entity)
    • visual