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Having mentioned Kircher and for the sake of completeness and those interested in Christian Cabala we may as well I suppose list his planetary attributions:

Beit - Sun
Gimel - Venus
Daleth - Mercury
Kaph - Luna
Peh - Saturn
Resh - Jupiter
Tau - Mars

[source: notes to the Sefer Yetzira by William Wynn Westcott]

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Kircher is therefore based upon para 42 and 43a [Gruenwald] which can be found in versions of both the short and long versions [manuscripts K and A] as noted in previous post:

para 42 and 43a:

Short version [K] And with them were carved out seven firmaments, seven earths, seven hours and seven times. Therefore he loved the seventh under heaven.

These are the seven planets in the universe: Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. And the days in the years: the seven days of creation. And the seven apertures in mankind: two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, and the mouth.

Long version [A] And with them were carved out seven firmaments, seven earths, seven hours and seven days. Therefore he loved the seventh above everything under heaven.

These are the seven planets in the universe: Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars. And the seven days: the seven days of creation. And the seven apertures in mankind: two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, and the mouth.

That is the first 7 planetary hours [counting from sunrise] of the first day of creation [the first seven hours from sunrise of Sunday].

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